HC Deb 24 January 1902 vol 101 c793
* MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the landlord of Achonry, County Sligo, obtained in 1893 an ejectment decree against the servants now employed in the police hut recently ejected at Achonry for keeping a she been and house of ill fame; and whether he will cause full inquiry to be made into the matter.


I have no information in respect of the particular allegation in this Question. And the reports that have been made to me by the County Inspector of Constabulary indicate that there is no truth in the aspersions made on the moral character of the two female servants employed at this hut—one a woman of 60, and the other, her daughter, a married woman of 40. Every effort has been made, I am aware, by the United Irish League in the locality, to force these women to give up their present employment for the policy, who are obnoxious because they are protecting the lives and property of certain individuals.


If I vouch for the accuracy of the statements contained in the Question, will the right hon. Gentleman, in the interests of morality, consider the matter further?