HC Deb 03 April 1905 vol 144 cc135-6
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received reports of an attack upon the residence of Mr. George Thompson, of Barnane House, Templemore, county Tipperary, on the night of February 21st last; and, if so, what steps have been taken to bring the offenders to justice; and whether, in view of the treatment accorded for three years past to Mr. George Thompson and his brother, with their families, at the instance of the United Irish League, because they refuse to yield possession of lands which have been held by the family for fifty-five years, he will take measures to afford protection to these people, so as to prevent any recurrence of the recent attack.


Has the hon. Gentleman never heard of stones being thrown in Armagh?


Two stones were thrown at the house of Mr. Thompson on the night mentioned, one of which entered the window of an unoccupied room. The case has been closely investigated by the police, but so far they have been unable to trace the offender. All necessary measures, I ran assured, have been taken by the responsible authorities to afford protection to the persons and properties of Mr. Thompson, his brother, and other members of their families.