HC Deb 07 June 1894 vol 25 c583

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the constabulary at Beragh and Ballygawley, County Tyrone, are employed in watching an evicted farm in the townland of Foremass, on the estate of Mr. Henry Vernon; whether he is aware that the new tenant of the farm resides four miles away, and receives no personal protection, and that there are no cattle or houses on the farm; what, under the circumstances, the police are watching; whether, in consequence of the protection of this farm in the constituency of South Tyrone, the police forces have been augmented; and whether the increase will be paid for by the county?


The police make frequent patrols to the farm referred to. The present occupier of the farm resides a few miles away, though I am informed he is building a house on the farm, and that he has two head of cattle grazing it. The police force at the nearest station has been temporarily augmented in order to make the patrolling as effective as possible, but the augmentation has been supplied from the county establishment, so that no additional cost to the county is involved.