HC Deb 04 July 1905 vol 148 c987

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Rev. Macredy, of St. Mark's Church, Dublin, when visiting on the 7th March last was assailed in the street, and that in April and May last, when the Rev. Denny was visiting a sick woman at right, the house was surrounded by a number of persons to the annoyance of the sick person; and whether, in view of complaints of Protestant clergymen of repeated assaults, he proposes to take any, and, if any, what steps to put a stop to such conduct.


The facts are as stated. In the case of the attack by boys on the Rev. Mr. Macredy, the offenders were made amenable by the police. In the Rev. Mr. Denny's case the police traced the offenders, but the rev. gentleman wished that no prosecution should take place. In that case the parish priest publicly condemned the conduct complained of, and a good effect was produced in the locality. The special efforts of the police have been directed to this matter and will not be relaxed.