HC Deb 11 August 1890 vol 348 cc491-2
MR. P. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Francis M'Kenna, gunsmith, residing at Anagap, County Monaghan, was followed into the shops of Mr. Robert Graham, Monaghan, on Tuesday last, by Head Constable Montgomery, who prevented Mr. Graham selling to Mr. M'Kenna gun nipples, which he wanted for the purposes of his trade; whether Mr. M'Kenna has since been shadowed by two constables; and whether he can state the grounds upon which the police acted in this matter?


The Constabulary Authorities report that it is not the case that the head constable followed Mr. M'Kenna into the shop; neither did he prevent Mr. Graham from selling him the gun nipples, nor is it the case that he has since or at any time been shadowed by any policeman.