HC Deb 13 June 1904 vol 135 cc1495-6
MR. MOONEY (Dublin County, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to the remark's made by Mr. Drury, one of the Dublin metropolitan divisional magistrates, on the preliminary hearing of the case against the man Ferns, charged with stealing bicycles, as to the extraordinary innocence of the purchasers in purchasing expensive machines for £2 or £3; and whether, seeing that this man has now been convicted, and that counsel stated in Court that the G Division of the Dublin Metropolitan Police had fulfilled their duty, and had sent lists of all stolen bicycles to all the Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks, what steps he intends to take against those members of that body who have purchased stolen bicycles from the man Ferns.


Lists of the stolen bicycles were not sent to the police stations at which four of them were purchased by members of the force. The Inspector-General has made full inquiry and is satisfied that none of the constables concerned had any suspicion that they had purchased stolen property.