HC Deb 18 March 1889 vol 334 cc17-8

In answer to Mr. DONAL SULLIVAN,


said the Constabulary authorities report that, with the exception of one murder of an agrarian character, the county of Westmeath is fairly quiet, though, unfortunately, it is still necessary to afford police protection to a large number of persons, in connection with which 15 policemen are constantly employed. The question of the extra police force in the county has been recently inquired into, with a result that a reduction of five in the number was effected from February 1 last. No further reduction is at present possible.