HC Deb 05 May 1902 vol 107 c626
MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Portarlington, with over 2,000 inhabitants, contains two police barracks with a force consisting of three sergeants and twelve constables;; and will he state the number of town-lands allotted to each barrack, and the total cost of policing Portarlington district, including rent, fuel and light, allowances, extras, and pay.


The duties of the police at Portarlington are not confined to that place, but extend over two sub-districts comprising thirty-four townlands which are patrolled day and night. Two sergeants and nine constables are stationed at Portarlington at a total annual cost of £900, no portion of which is recovered from local rates.