HC Deb 29 April 1887 vol 314 cc347-8
MR. HAYDEN (Leitrim, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether an emergency caretaker, named Hebron, in charge of a farm near Athleague, in the County of Rosscommon, was convicted at two Petty Sessions Courts recently, at Coolderry, of having arms in a proclaimed district, and of having assaulted the police; and, whether these offences are included in the list of crimes presented to Parliament in support of the Coercion Bill?


(who replied) said: Assuming that this Question has reference to the ease of Richard Horan, I find that he and his father and brother are caretakers for the landlord of some Boycotted land, and are tenants on the estate, not emergency men. Horan was recently fined for a trifling assault on a constable who was taking from him a gun for which he had no licence. The gun belonged to his brother, who was duly licensed. He was also fined for carrying the gun without a licence. These offences are not included in the Outrage Returns.