§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Detective Constable Peter Monohan was taken in custody on Thursday, 3rd March, at Killarney, for being drunk and disorderly, and for Laying while in that condition assaulted a young man named Shea, breaking the bridge of his nose, and injuring his eye;whether the said constable was merely reprimanded, and ordered to resume his duty;and, whether he will see lit to order an inquiry into the circumstances of the case? I should like to supplement the Question by asking whether the young man Shea has lost the use of his eye since, and also whether any previous conviction has been recorded against Monohan?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The hon. Member must give me Notice of the latter Question. With reference to the Question on the Paper, it is not a fact that the constable named was taken into custody for being drunk and disorderly. When accused by his Head Constable, he admitted having been intoxicated, and for this breach of discipline he was fined by the Inspector General and reduced in position. He denied having assaulted Shea, and the latter refused to prosecute. Shea was not injured in the manner described.
§ DR. TANNER
Will any further action be taken in the matter? Will Monohan continue to be employed as a detective after being drunk and disorderly?