HC Deb 17 February 1902 vol 103 cc196-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can assign any reason for the presence, of some hundred or more fully armed police at Glanworth Railway Station last Sunday, when Mrs. Alice Nagle was met and welcomed on her release from Cork County Prison by a number of her friends and neighbours, when, notwithstanding the orderly conduct and demeanour of the people on this occasion, the police persisted in accompanying the people, marching in the middle of the procession from Glanworth to Kildorrery, a distance of over four miles; and if such unusual action on the part of the police on occasions of a similar kind will be discontinued.


The police had reason to believe that the procession would pass the house of an individual who has been subjected to intimidation, and the County Inspector with 40, not 100, men attended in order to preserve the peace. Upon the information before me it appears that some thirteen men only of this additional force were stationed at Glanworth, the remainder being concentrated at the residence of the individual referred to.