HC Deb 17 April 1902 vol 106 c545

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Rooskey (County Mayo) band, whilst out for practice on Christmas Day, was set upon by a force of police who assaulted the bandsmen and made determined attempts to break the instruments, which had to be removed for safety across the county, Mearing to Moylough, county Sligo; and, seeing that the police of Chaffpool have instituted a search and are still engaged in a search for these instruments, will he say on whose initiative they are acting, or whether it is with the sanction of the Irish Government that such action is being taken by the police.


The Rooskey band went out on Christmas Day, but the remaining allegations in the Question are without foundation.


Is it not a fact that the Moylough men are allowed to perform on that band, whilst its owners are denied that right.

[No answer was given.]