HC Deb 02 March 1904 vol 130 cc1479-80
MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the nature of the temporary duty which Head Constable Moore is discharging in Greencastle, county Antrim; and whether he can state why Head Constable Moore is not receiving the extra allowance due for temporary duty.


Head Constable Moore was sent to Greencastle in August last as a temporary measure owing to the condition of party feeling in the district. He performs the duties ordinarily performed by head constables. He has not received extra remuneration, but if he is entitled to it, it will be paid. The hon. Member is aware that my attention was directed by Questions put last August† to certain occurrences at Greencastle. The transfer of the Head Constable to the district at that time was an act done in the interests of all parties in the district. If the district continues peaceable, as it is at present, he will in due course be withdrawn.