HC Deb 19 March 1900 vol 80 cc1194-5
MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether he will state by whose orders, on the night of the 5th instant, when darkness had set in, a body of police was drafted into the town of Portaferry, across Strangford Lough, and, after patrolling the village for some hours, retired as they came; and upon what information this movement was ordered, and had it any relation to the attacks recently committed on the Presbyterian National School in Partaferry.


The hon. Member seems to have been entirely misinformed. The incident referred to is imaginary. No police were brought across Strangford Lough, as alleged.