HC Deb 26 April 1888 vol 325 c597
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he knows anything of the circumstances under which a police inquiry was held at the police barrack, Newmarket, County Cork, on or about the 10th instant; whether he is aware that two police constables named Coffey and Corallis, charged with being guilty of disorderly conduct in the town of Newmarket, were brought up before the said private inquiry, held under the presidency of Inspector Yeates; can he state what was the result of this inquiry; and, if it is a fact that the two constables have been dismissed from the Force after being provided with letters of recommendation from the Sub - Inspector?


, in reply, said, the Inspector General of Constabulary reported that District Inspector Yeates stated that no inquiry had been held by him as alleged in the Question, nor did he provide the two constables named with letters of recommendation. These men were charged with being drunk while on duty, and with losing their arms. They admitted the charge, and were accordingly dismissed.