HC Deb 16 April 1889 vol 335 cc610-1
DR. KENNY (Cork, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he was aware that Patrick Donovan, of Castleventry, Rosscarberry, county Cork, was recently evicted from his farm; that since Donovan's eviction the farm had been in charge of an emergency man guarded by two policemen; that on the morning of Tuesday, the 2nd instant the emergency man in charge left Donovan's farm with his police guard; that the latter returned that evening without the emergency man, or any substitute for him, and took sole charge of farm till the night of Thursday, the 4th instant, when they were relieved by two other policemen, who then remained in sole charge till the night of Friday, the 5th instant, when an emergency - man, guarded as before by two policemen, was again placed in charge of farm; whether it was the custom to allow policemen to take sole charge of evicted farms as in this case; and whether he would inquire into the matter; and, if he finds the facts are as above stated, he will give directions that policemen shall not in future be so employed?


The answer to this question must also remain over.