HC Deb 15 July 1902 vol 111 cc254-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the names of the police constables connected with Sergeant Sheridan who received an indemnity at the secret investigation which preceded Sheridan's dismissal; how many of those constables are still in the force; and whether those who have retired received a pension or gratuity; and, if so, what amount.


The Question contains a serious misrepresentation of the order of events. The investigation did not precede Sheridan's discharge. He was discharged on February 9th, and the investigation, beginning in May, was continued in June and July. The names asked for are Sergeant Keegan, Constables Anderson and Reid. One (Anderson) remained on at the Depôt. The others (Keegan and Reid) accepted the alternative of resigning. They received no pensions, but were assisted to make a fresh start in life by a compassionate grant of £200 and £50 respectively.