HC Deb 21 December 1888 vol 332 cc964-5
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the report that, at the eviction of William O'Connell, at Clondulane, on the 18th instant, a Mrs. Ryan, who was present, on laughing at a jesting remark made on the police, was caught by the hair by one of the constables and dragged about; and, if this report is true, whether steps will be immediately taken to punish the policeman in question?

THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN)(who replied) (Dublin University)

said: The Consta bulary authorities reported that the allegations contained in this Question had no foundation whatever in fact.


Is it not a fact that this poor, unfortunate woman had a handful of hair pulled out of her head by a brutal constable?


Order, order!