HC Deb 01 March 1886 vol 302 c1529

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Why none of those who broke the windows of the clergyman and other Catholics in Clones, county Monaghan, on the 18th December, have been apprehended or brought to justice; and, is it according to Law that the sergeant in charge of the police should be registered as a Freemason? I beg to say that the second part of the Question does not appear on the Paper as I handed it in, and I decline to be responsible for it.


In reply to the hon. and learned Member, I have to say that no person has been made amenable for this offence. The police say the night was dark; that there was a large crowd in the street; and that they were not aware that the windows were broken until the crowd passed. I am not quite sure what is meant by the second paragraph; but, as a matter of fact, there are two sergeants in Clones, and neither of them is a Freemason.