HC Deb 04 May 1885 vol 297 c1495

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is true, as reported in The Westmeath Examiner of April 25th, that on the previous Sunday, in Mullin-gar Police Barrack No. 2, a detective policeman was guilty of grossly indecent behaviour towards a girl of tender years who was employed in the barrack; that this was the second time on which he was guilty of such behaviour towards the same girl; and that she is the third girl who has had to leave the employment of the police on account of his conduct; and, what action the authorities at Dublin Castle propose to take in the matter?


This matter is still under investigation by the Inspector General, who informs me that, so far as has been ascertained, there is no truth in the statement as reported in the paper referred to. The only irregularity which has so far been discovered is the employment of girls of this age in the Constabulary Barracks. This is quite against the Regulations, and has been at once put a stop to.