§ MR. KENDAL O'BRIEN (Tipperary, Mid)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on Sunday 29th June the drum band went on a practice march through Fishmoyne, Killiskeghan, Goolden's Cross, and Cannell's Cross, and that they were on the following Monday warned by Sergeant Geoghegan, Royal Irish Constabulary, that District Inspector Duff gave orders that such parades should not take place in future; and, seeing that there was no demonstration or disturbance of the peace, will he explain why the constabulary authorities have interfered to prevent the public appearance of this band.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The hon. Member has not been correctly informed on the facts. The police did not warn the band that such demonstrations would be prevented in future, but merely stated that no demonstration of an ostensibly intimidatory character would be permitted in the vicinity of the residence of a gentleman residing at Barnane, who has been the object of considerable intimidation and who, in consequence, has been placed under special police protection.