HC Deb 13 May 1901 vol 93 c1474
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, on Sunday, the 28th April ultimo, a number of unoffending people were attacked on the country road between Achonry and Moyrush, in the county of Sligo, by the police; if several people, including some young girls, were seriously injured on the occasion; and if inquiries will be made as to the reason for this attack on a number of people in a quiet district.


There is no foundation whatever for the allegations in this question. The police quietly prevented a number of persons, accompanied by a band, from assembling late at night opposite to the residence of a certain individual, but they made no attack on the people, no batons were drawn, and no person was injured. The band was what is known as the "Recruiting Society" band. It is also a temperance society band, but on this day it consumed the contents of a half gallon jar of whisky, as well as of three quart bottles.