HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 c1028

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that the extra police were withdrawn from Barnane, near Templemore, county Tipperary, in face of the allegation that about six weeks ago a window was smashed in daylight in the house of George Thompson, for whose protection those extra constabulary-men had been brought there; is he aware that George Thompson goes in day after day to Templemore doing his business unaccompanied by police; and under the circumstances will he direct that an open investigation be held in regard to the breaking of Mr. Thompson's window.


The extra police were withdrawn in August, 1903, and will be returned to the district should the local responsible authorities consider such a step necessary. The police are pursuing their inquiries, and the reply to the concluding inquiry is in the negative.