HC Deb 20 August 1895 vol 36 c374

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state if it is the intention of the military authorities in Ireland to have the military barracks in Boyle occupied by an infantry detachment during the winter months; and whether he can state if there are any military reasons why the practice carried out by previous Governments of stationing troops in Boyle should not be continued?


It is contrary to the present military system to break up battalions into small detachments, a course which is found to be bad for discipline and for efficient military instruction. The barrack at Boyle having only accommodation for a small body of men, is occupied at present by the Permanent Staff of the 5th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers. It has not been occupied by other troops since 1890, and it is not proposed to remove troops there from other stations.