§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lietenant of Ireland if it has been reported to him that Constable M'Neany pointed in a threatening manner his revolver at a man named Patrick O'Donnell, on 28th January, in County Done gal; if other constables have been reported in a similar way; and, if he will make inquiries as to complaints on the subject?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, East
The Constabulary Authorities report that it is the case that O'Donnell has alleged that the constable pointed a revolver at him, and threatened to shoot him. The case has been returned for trial at the Assizes to be held in a few days. No other constables appear to have been reported in a similar way. I shall, of course, make full inquiry as to any specific complaints on the subject.