MR. O'HARA (Monaghan, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any report has been received from the county Monaghan police authorities as to a disturbance which took place at Glasslough, county Monaghan; whether he is aware that a police sergeant named Bennett intercepted a Nationalist band and, on their declining to obey his command, an attack was made upon them by an Orange mob headed by two local postmen named Hearst; will he say by what right Bennett prevented the Nationalist band marching along the public road; and whether any official cognizance will be taken of the action of the Messrs. Hearst, who are engaged in the postal service.
772 (Answered by Mr. Bryce.): I am informed that this incident is the subject of proceedings pending at petty sessions against the police sergeant and others, and, following the invariable practice, I must decline to make any statement in the matter while those proceedings are sub judice.