HC Deb 22 November 1888 vol 330 c1825
MR. COMMINS (Roscommon, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that persons who have sold turf to inhabitants of Castlerea, and are bringing it into that town for delivery, are intercepted by the police and obliged to deliver the same to one Thomas Wynne; and, whether he is aware that several lads in charge of the carts carrying such turf have been subjected to ill-treatment and assaulted by the police because they refused, or showed unwillingness, to deliver such turf otherwise than to the persons to whom it had been sold; and, if so, by what legal or other authority have the police so acted?


(who replied) said, that the Inspector General of Constabulary reported that it was not the case that persons who had already sold their turf had been obliged to deliver it to another person, as alleged in the Question, nor had any lads in charge of the carts been ill-treated or assaulted by the police.