HC Deb 04 August 1898 vol 64 cc78-9
Mb. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether a site for the erection of a police barrack has been taken on the evicted farm of Winifred M'Grath, at some distance from the village of Knocklong, county Limerick; whether an equally convenient site can easily be obtained in the village; and whether, in view of the possibility of a settlement being arrived at between the evicted tenant, Mrs. M'Grath, and her landlord, he will see that another site is found for the proposed barrack?


My right honourable Friend has asked me to reply in his absence. No definite arrangement has yet been come to by the constabulary authorities relative to the selection of a site for the proposed police barrack. The site particularly referred to in the Question, if selected, would be the most convenient for the purposes of a barrack. The police have no knowledge of any negotiations between the landlord and the evicted tenant as suggested by the honourable Member, but it is needless to observe that they will not interpose any obstacle to a settlement being arrived at, if such is contemplated.