HC Deb 04 March 1887 vol 311 cc1269-70
MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the payment by Head Constable Maurice O'Halloran, of Ennis, of £10 to one Patrick Loughrey for information, Whether he is aware that The Cork Daily Herald of the 1st December last, contained an article citing statements made by Loughrey to the effect that he had given no information; that he had had no information to give; that, after consultation with friends, he took the £10 note from the Head Constable in order to discover the full extent of his purpose; and that, before giving him the money, the Head Constable said to him— Prepare yourself now, keep steady and cool, and carry on outrages, and let me know the time and place. Then I want you to go to work as soon as the new organization comes out, to give me a full idea of it; and, whether the Irish Executive will now investigate the case?


(who replied) said: When this Question appeared on the Paper the Chief Secretary for Ireland made inquiry into the subject, and the result of the inquiry was that the statement in The Cork Daily Herald not represent correctly what occurred. Under these circumstances, the hon. Member will see that no further inquiry is necessary.