HC Deb 17 April 1905 vol 145 c315

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Sergeant Flynn, Kinnity, King's County, was lately obliged to retire through the action of District Inspector Taylour, who sought to compel him to act as caretaker for the Protestant rector of the district and to prevent trespass on the rector's land; and whether, as Sergeant Flynn was forced to retire list month, three years before his time for full pension had expired, steps will be taken to protect Catholic members of the force from religious persecution on the part of officers.


The hon. Member has not been correctly informed. There is no foundation whatever for the suggestions in the Question. The sergeant's retirement was quite voluntary on his part, after a service of twenty-six years, and he was awarded the pension to which his service entitled him.