HC Deb 22 June 1905 vol 147 cc1359-60

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the fact that some time ago, on the occasion of an Imperial Yeomanry dance in the Orange Hall, Inniskillen, a number of drunken yeomen paraded the streets for several hours cheering and shouting, that on the following morning the knockers on the doors of over thirty houses were found to have been wrenched, that the constabulary while engaged in investigating the occurrence discovered some of the knockers in the Orange Hall; what explanation they give for failing to bring the perpetrators of the outrage to justice; and what steps they intend taking in future to protect the property of the inhabitants when Yeomanry functions are being held.


It is not the case that any of the Yeomanry, who are an extremely well behaved body of men, paraded the streets cheering and shouting. It was, however, found on the morning following the date in question that fourteen knockers had been wrenched off doors in the town. Suspicion strongly pointed to a person who was not one of the Yeomanry as being the offender, but the police were unable to procure evidence of the fact. One of the knockers was found in the Orange Hall. The police will continue to use their best endeavours to protect the property of the inhabitants.


Will this appear in the next Return of outrages in Ireland?


Will it not appear as thirty outrages?

[No Answer was returned.]