HC Deb 08 August 1901 vol 99 c68
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that on the 1st instant the police entered the house of John Gilmartin, Ballymote, county Sligo, arrested him in his house, brought him to the police barracks, and detained him there all night; can he state what their reason was for doing so, whether the police had any warrant, and what steps he proposes to take.


The individual named in the question was arrested on the public street at midnight on the 11th instant for being drunk and disorderly. The police did not enter his house on the occasion; he was not arrested on a warrant, as none was necessary. The case will be magisterially investigated at petty sessions to-day. No action is called for on my part in the matter.