HC Deb 28 June 1904 vol 136 c1417

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Royal Irish Constabulary authorities in Granard has been called to the conduct of Thomas Gillespie, a bailiff on the Dopping-Hepenstal Estate; whether he is aware that this man recently and without any legal warrant forcibly dispossessed three men of their turbary on the Larkfield Bog, and threatened with a revolver any person who interfered with him; and, if so, will he say what action the police authorities intend taking to safeguard the public peace in this district.


The bailiff did not forcibly disposses those tenants of their turbary. He cautioned them against trespassing. He was not armed with a revolver. The police will take all steps requisite for the preservation of the public peace.