HC Deb 11 June 1894 vol 25 cc809-10

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will call for a Report from the County Inspector, or an Inspector of Constabulary, as to the conduct of the subordinate constables in the neighbourhood of Turloughmore, Galway, where an independent public meeting was lately held; and will he specially call for a Report from the Constabulary Authorities as to whether any political leanings are shown by the subordinate constables in their visits, language, and summonses?


The County Inspector informs me that a public meeting, convened by the supporters of the hon. and gallant Gentleman, was held at Turloughmore on the 6th of May, and that the local police sergeant and two constables were onlookers on the occasion, and had no words of dispute with anyone. Neither the County Inspector nor the District Inspector has reason to believe that the constables have in any way shown political leanings or bias in their visits, language, and summonses, and no complaint has been made that the police have in any way anted improperly.