HC Deb 24 August 1893 vol 16 c970
MR. DANE (Fermanagh, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland have any, and, if so, how many, persons been prosecuted in respect of the riotous proceedings at Lisnagoon, Cootehill, County Cavan, and with what result; and how, and from what fund, will the expense of the extra police employed in protecting labourers be defrayed?


Nino persons were proceeded against for assaults on the police arising out of the recent disturbances at Lisnagoon. Of these, five were fined 10s. each, or seven days' imprisonment in default of payment of the fine; one was fined in a similar amount on two different charges; one case was adjourned; and two cases were dismissed. The police employed in the locality in protecting the labourers were engaged in this duty from the 3rd to the 17th instant, and on the latter date returned to their stations in the county. No extra charge will fall on the county in respect of the temporary employment of this protection force.


Then how will the expense of the extra police be paid?


I am not sure that there will be any extra expense.