HC Deb 20 December 1888 vol 332 c870
MR. D. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he is aware that on Monday night the 10th a large number of soldiers belonging to the Wiltshire Regiment, stationed in Athlone, left their barracks, and on entering the town attacked and gutted some shops belonging to publicans, taking forcibly several bottles of liquor, and breaking windows and fan-lights with stones; and whether he will order an inquiry as to the cause of those outrages?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

It is reported by the Military Authorities in Ireland that there is no foundation whatever for the statements in the Question.