HC Deb 01 April 1889 vol 334 cc1227-8
MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he was aware that a ridge of cabbages, measuring 100 yards, belonging to Daniel Shanahan, residing near Tralee, was maliciously mowed down last week; whether Daniel Shanahan had refused to vote for a popular candidate at an election for a Poor Law Guardianship; what is the estimated value of the ridge of cabbages; and whether any arrests have been made.


The Constabulary authorities report that it is the case that on the night of the 18th or morning of the 19th March, a ridge of cabbage plants measuring about 100 yards in length, the property of a re- spectable farmer named Daniel Shanahan, was maliciously destroyed. The plants were cut to the roots apparently with a scythe. It is the case that Mr. Shanahan had refuse to vote for a popular candidate for the office of Poor Law Guardian. The estimated value of the plants is £6. No person has been so far made amenable; but the police are still engaged in making inquiries.

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