HC Deb 12 June 1890 vol 345 c713
MR. P. J. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether Mr. John Maher, of Lorrha, County Tipperary, has reported to the Inspector General of the Royal Irish Constabulary that Sergeant Lord, of the Lorrha Constabulary Station, had refused to pay him an amount due to him, and had forged a receipt for the same, and had sent in the forged receipt to his superior officer as a vouchor that he had paid the money; whether Mr. Maher has also reported the case to the local District Inspector; and what action has been taken (or will be taken) in reference to this charge of forgery and fraud made against this police sergeant?


The Constabulary Authorities report that the man referred to has put forward a claim for some shillings for car-hire alleged by him to be due since 1888. The local officer has inquired into the case, but cannot find that there is any ground for the claim.

MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)

Is it intended to proceed against this man for forgery and fraud?


If there is a bonâ fide charge, there will be no difficulty in taking proceedings.


I shall ask a further question on this subject.