HC Deb 07 April 1887 vol 313 cc687-8
MR. JORDAN (Clare, W.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been directed to a report in The Kilrush Herald, County Clare, of 2nd April, of a case in which a Constable Holmes summoned Mr. Andrew Bourke, because his hound barked at the dog of Captain Welch, the Resident Magistrate; whether Holmes so swore in Court; whether Holmes, in conjunction with Head Constable Kennedy, summoned several other inhabitants of Kilrush on the same day; whether the cases were dismissed by the other four magistrates, the Chairman (Captain Welch) alone dissenting; whether Holmes is a police recruit, and Kennedy was only recently appointed to that station; whether he is aware that these summonses have caused considerable irritation in the district; and, whether he will cause an inquiry into the circumstances of the case?


These inquiries cannot be answered without local inquiry in the County of Clare, for which no opportunity was afforded by the short Notice given of the Question.