HC Deb 11 April 1893 vol 11 c11

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been drawn to the fact that on the night of the 20th ultimo, or morning of the 21st ultimo, when the houses of Patrick Wynne, of Bunduff, and John M'Cormack, Thady Higgins, and William Higgins, of Castlegal, all in the Mullaghmore Constabulary sub-district, County Sligo, were visited by a number of armed men, who broke into the houses, ill-treated the occupants, knocked out the teeth of an old woman, and took and carried away by force certain Poor Law voting papers; and whether any arrests have been made, or any of the perpetrators of these outrages been brought to justice?


I am informed that the houses of the persons named were visited by a party of men, but that only one house was actually entered, and that the only individuals injured were John M'Cormack and his wife. Mrs. M'Cormack's teeth were not knocked out, though it is true she sustained other serious ill-treatment. Proceedings have been instituted against three persons for participating in these occurrences, and they have been returned for trial to the next Assizes.