HC Deb 15 August 1889 vol 339 cc1339-40
MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any Report has reached the Government of an attack made upon the house of James Tobin, living near Kanturk, on the 8th August; whether it is a fact that Tobin's son has been working on evicted farms in the neighbourhood: whether any motive for the attack has been alleged; and, whether any persons have been made amenable to justice?


The Constabulary Authorities report that a little after midnight on August 7 a large party of men with their faces disguised, and being armed with hurleys, broke into the house of James Tobin, near Kanturk, and assaulted one of his sons and his wife, who received rather a bad cut on the top of her head. The attack is believed to have been made because one of Tobin's sons has been working latterly on evicted farms, and that members of his family are suspected of having assisted caretakers in procuring provisions. Seven men have been arrested.


Is this a district in which the National League has been suppressed?


The hon. Member must give notice of that question.