HC Deb 12 July 1888 vol 328 cc1090-1
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with regard to the collection of the Constable Leahy tax, Whether he is aware that nine constables accompanied the bailiffs in the seizure of cattle and horses; if he has been informed that several respectable parties witnessed the assault committed by Sergeant Johnston on Mr. Thomas Barry, P.L.G., and can testify that Mr. Barry has intervened on these occasions for the purpose of buying in the animals seized on foot of those decrees; and, if sworn proofs are produced to the effect that the police used offensive language towards Mr. Barry and other people present on the occasion, will he grant an inquiry into their conduct?


, in reply, said, that nine policemen had been engaged on the duty. As he had already stated, Sergeant Johnston, who was in charge of the police on the occasion in question, denied that any assault of the kind had been committed, or that any offensive language had been used by the police. However, if any person felt himself aggrieved, he might take legal proceedings.


asked, if the right hon. Gentleman would direct an inquiry to be made into the conduct of the police on that occasion if the sworn proofs were adduced?

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