HC Deb 21 June 1888 vol 327 cc811-2
MR. FINUCANE (Limerick, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been directed to a paragraph which appeared in The Cork Herald of last Saturday, which states that the windows of the Roman Catholic Church of Boher, County Limerick, were broken a few days before, it is believed, by Emergency men; and, whether he will direct a Resident Magistrate to hold a sworn inquiry, under "The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887," in order to discover the perpetrators of the alleged outrage?


The District Inspector of Constabulary reports that panes of glass were broken with stones on the night of the 14th instant in Boher Roman Catholic Chapel; and on the same night panes of glass were broken in a similar manner in the Protestant Church at Caherconlish, two miles from Boher. The offences are believed to have been perpetrated by a tramp named Patrick Sweeny, not by Emergency men. Sweeny was arrested, charged with the offence, and remanded on the 17th instant for eight days. The parish priest spoke to his congregation about the breaking of the glass, and said— No notice should be taken of the matter' it was the act of a poor demented person.