HC Deb 28 March 1887 vol 312 cc1605-6
MR. M. J. KENNY (Tyrone, Mid)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is contemplated to remove the police barrack in Cookstown, County Tyrone, from its present position to a comparatively remote and inconvenient site; whether he is aware that at certain periods of the year Catholics find it difficult to pass through the Orange quarters owing to Party turbulence, and that by the removal of the police barrack they are left unprotected; and, whether, having regard to the peculiar physical shape of the town in question, he will take into consideration the advisability of establishing police stations at either end?


The police are obliged to remove from their present barrack in Cookstown, as the owner of the house requires it for other purposes and has given them notice to quit. There is no intention of taking a house in a remote or inconvenient site. On the contrary, efforts are being made to obtain one in a central situation, which would place the police in a better position than they now occupy for the protection of both parties in the town. It is not considered necessary to incur the additional expense of a second barrack.