HC Deb 28 February 1888 vol 322 c1642
MR. SHEEHAN (Kerry, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in reference to a paragraph recently current in the newspapers about the sudden death of Michael Sullivan, car driver, Killarney, Whether there is any truth in the allegation that deceased was Boycotted, and died of starvation; if he has read the evidence of the wife of deceased, in which she states that her husband "took a good dinner, and had a cup of tea before going to bed" on the night he died; whether Dr. Hickson deposed that deceased was in a weak state of health, and was affected with heart disease, which was the cause of his death; and, if the verdict of the jury was, that "Michael Sullivan died on 16th February, 1888, of syncope or failure of the heart's action?"

THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN)(who replied) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)

said: The man referred to does not appear to have been Boycotted, or to have died of starvation. The evidence before the Coroner showed that death appeared to have been caused from the effect stated in the Question.