HC Deb 06 February 1902 vol 102 cc534-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on the night of 27th January, at Rooskey, in North Roscommon, Sergeant Furniss, accompanied by nine men of the Royal Irish Constabulary, entered the houses of Michael Johnston and Michael Carron, and threatened to assault the children of these men if they refused to give information as to where their fathers had been, and what they had been doing during the previous week; and, whether he will see that the police shall be restrained from such proceedings in the future.


No incident such as that alleged occurred at Rooskey, County Roscommon. No member of the force named Furniss is stationed in that county or elsewhere in Ireland, nor I can the police trace the two men whose houses are stated to have been entered. If the hon. Member will supply me with the addresses of these men, further inquiry will be made.