HC Deb 10 March 1902 vol 104 cc890-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the action of Constables Ward, Hyland, and Marshall, of the Ranagissaun Police Barracks, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo, on Thursday, 27th February, in stopping the local band from playing on the public road, at a time when there was no meeting and no disorder of any kind; and whether he will see that such interference is not repeated.


The constables named had good reason to believe that it was the intention of the band to proceed in the direction of the house of a bailiff on a property in this locality, for the purpose of intimidating him. The police requested the leaders of the band to take another road, which they did. The band was not prevented from proceeding in any other direction. There was no undue interference with the band on the part of the police.


What constitutes "good reason to believe" in the minds of the Irish police?