HC Deb 28 June 1904 vol 136 c1418
MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, at five o'clock a.m. on the morning of the 12th of August last, two policemen were found on the lands of Derrygoolan, Woodford, in company with two men named Moran and Whelan, who were poaching; that they were all ordered off and compelled to leave by the action of the tenants; and whether he will direct that the police shall not take any part in such proceedings in future.


Mr. Moran was shooting on the occasion, on the invitation of the agent. Whelan is the estate gamekeeper. Two constables were present to prevent a breach of the peace. They will adopt the same course in future should the necessity arise.


was understood to claim that the tenants of these lands had a right to the shooting and to warn off trespassers.