HC Deb 12 August 1890 vol 348 cc705-6
Mr. J. O'CONNOR (Tipperary, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on the 4th instant Night Watchman Meagher reported to the Town Commissioners of Tipperary that, he had been recently interfered with in the performance of his duty by three policemen, one of whom addressed him, saying— If he had his hair cut he is fit to cut one's throat, and,— He is one of the greatest blackguards in the town; whether, when Meagher complained to District Inspector Rafter, and asked to be allowed to identify the man who interfered with him by parading the men who were on duty at the hour the incident occurred, the Inspector refused, saying he would parade all the policemen in the town or none at all; why did the policemen interfere with the official watchman of the town; and why was he refused reasonable facilities to identify his assailants?


I am sorry I have not been able to obtain a Report.