HC Deb 24 November 1884 vol 294 cc250-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If Mr. Ffrench, R.M. Omagh, county Tyrone, has lately had in his official employment an ex-constable of the Royal Irish Constabulary named McSherry; whether McSherry, during the time of his employment, was an active member and an agent of the National League; and, whether he is still in Mr. Ffrench's office?


The only ground for the suggestions in this Question, so far as I have been able to ascertain, is that when the Peace Preservation Act was put into operation in the county of Tyrone, M'Sherry, who was, or had been, clerk in the District Inspector's office, gave some assistance to the Resident Magistrate in copying out gun licences. This constable received a first-class certificate of character when leaving the Constabulary Force; and it is not known that he was ever, during his 'employment, a member or an agent of the Land League.