HC Deb 24 March 1892 vol 2 c1658

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it has come to the knowledge of the police that during the recent affrays between bailiffs and alleged poachers at Queenstown and other places on the Lee, the shots alleged to have been fired in the air by the bailiffs were so directed that the bullets struck certain houses in the immediate neighbourhood of Glenbrook, and that some of those bullets are now in the possession of persons who narrowly escaped being struck by them; and whether he will cause any further inquiry into the matter?


The Constabulary Authorities report that two bullets, believed to have been fired on the occasion in question, were found to have struck houses. The water bailiffs had already reported that they had fired in the air, and in self-defence, to frighten their assailants who had thrown stones at them. Steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence of this state of things.