HC Deb 19 July 1900 vol 86 cc481-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the ordinary police force at Sneem, county Kerry, has been increased lately; and if so, what is the cause of the increase; whether Mr. Warden has now or had at any time lately police protecting his house; and if so, on what grounds; and whether, considering the present condition of the district of Sneem, he will make representations to have the extra police force withdrawn.


The ordinary police force at Sneem has recently been augmented by five men to enable better protection by patrols to be given to a caretaker in the locality. Mr. Warden receives protection because such protection is considered necessary. These additional constables cannot be withdrawn until their services are no longer required.

MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that 50 per cent. of the tenants on this estate are excluded from the benefits of the Land Act by the recent action of this landlord


And is he aware that the magistrates in petty sessions have signed a petition for the withdrawal of these men?