HC Deb 23 June 1904 vol 136 cc1004-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that ten years ago, consequent upon some alleged agrarian disturbances in the district, a number of police were stationed in the village of Ballingeary, county Cork; that, though the original reason for their introduction no longer exists, they are still continued; will he state how many cases they had at petty sessions within the past twelve months; and whether, seeing that there is another police barrack in the same parish, will he recommend that one of them be abolished.


A police barrack was established at Ballingeary in 1894 in consequence of the commission of crime and of the necessity for affording special protection to certain persons. This necessity happily no longer exists, but in the opinion of the local responsible authorities the station is still required for general police purposes in the district. There were eleven cases from the village tried at petty sessions during the past year.