HC Deb 16 July 1902 vol 111 cc370-1
MR. DOOGAN (Tyrone, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it has come to his knowledge that, after the attack on the Very Reverend Canon Rice, Cookstown, and the three nuns, on the Donaghenry Road, they were encountered nearer to Tullyhogue by a riotous crowd; and, seeing that Orange crowds assemble on this road, which is the only direct road from Cookstown to Stewartstown and Coalisland, and that Roman Catholics have often been attacked in that neighbourhood, he will consider the advisability of having a police barrack established in. Tullyhogue; and whether he will cause further inquiries to be made with a view to the identification and punishment of the ringleaders of the second mob.


I think the facts have been very much exaggerated in this matter. It has already been stated that one stone was thrown at the carriage containing the reverend gentleman, by a drunken person whom the police hope to make amenable. Some booing occurred near Tullyhogue, but no riotous crowd was assembled on the road. It is not the fact, as alleged, that Roman Catholics have been attacked in this neighbourhood, which is peaceable. No necessity exists for placing a police barrack at Tullyhogue, and there is no need for further inquiry.