HC Deb 01 July 1889 vol 337 cc1149-50
MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a party of moonlighters visited the houses of Cornelius Keily and Robert Sullivan, farmers, living near Killarney, on the 21st instant, and fired shots, and warned Keily to take his son out of the employment of John Teahan, and Sullivan to take his daughter from the service of Timothy Brosnan; whether any motive has been assigned for their attacks; and, whether adequate protection is being afforded to those men?


The Constabulary Authorities report that it is the case that a party of six men, one of them armed with a revolver, one with a gun, and all disguised, entered the houses of the farmers named, and ordered them to take their son and daughter respectively from their employment with the other farmers mentioned. A shot was fired in Sullivan's house to enforce the order. The motive assigned to these outrages is the fact that Teahan and Brosnan paid their rents, and did not join the Plan of Campaign on the Kenmare estate. Sullivan has withdrawn his daughter from her employment. Keily is receiving police protection.

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