HC Deb 09 May 1904 vol 134 cc768-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received any report as to the attack on two teams of hurlers at Ballyvarley, county Down, on Sunday; whether he is aware that Ballyvarley is a Nationalist district and that the inhabitants had no objection to the sports taking place in the district; whether District Inspector Bell or any of the police under him were witnesses of any of the assaults; whether District Inspector Bell has taken statements from any, and, if so, how many, civilians; whether any prosecutions are to be instituted; and whether steps are being taken to protect those engaged in legal sports on Sundays in this district.


Yes, Sir; I have received a report of this occurrence. Proceedings will be instituted by the Crown against a number of persons. The reply to the concluding inquiry is in the affirmative.