HC Deb 28 April 1893 vol 11 c1500

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the premises of two farmers, in the Killavullen district, have recently been set on fire, and that these two persons are the two Roman Catholic farmers who were publicly denounced by Thomas Barry, of Killavullen, at a Federation meeting, on the ground of their having signed a Petition against the Government of Ireland Bill; and if he has any information as to the cause of this outrage?

MR. W. O'BRIEN (Cork)

May I ask whether this matter arose out of a Poor Law election speech, and whether Mr. Barry can be held responsible for the interpretation placed on his speech by the hon. Member——


Order, order!

DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

May I ask whether——


Order, order! The Chief Secretary.


The Constabulary Authorities report that the premises of one farmer in the Killavullen district were recently set on fire. No names were mentioned at the meeting indicated, but it is believed this farmer and his son were the persons alluded to. The police attribute the outrage to ill-feeling arising out of a recent contest for the position of Poor Law Guardian.