HC Deb 11 February 1887 vol 310 cc1218-9
MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, on the last day on which evictions took place at Glenbeigh, the Sheriff, after handing I over possession to Mr. Roe, retired with his bailiff's protected only by four police; and, whether, after he had gone a short distance, the District Inspector sent a sergeant to stop him, and made him remain for nearly an hour while the rest of the police were protecting Mr. Roe in his work of levelling the houses?


The Sheriff did retire, accompanied by a small number of police. The other police remained to protect Mr. Roe. The District Inspector, after the Sheriff had gone a short distance, sent word to ask the Sheriff to allow some of his men to assist the police in providing for the crossing of a river, which detained them for about half an hour.

MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

Arising out of the Question, I would like to ask one further Question—whether the levelling and the burning of houses is part of the legal remedy which a landlord has a right to have executed by the Sheriff; and, if not—


Order, order! That is a Question which the hon. Gentleman must give Notice of in the usual way.


I will give Notice.