§ MR. T. L. CORBETT (Down, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that since the recent election in South Tyrone, Protestants who refused to vote for the candidate supported by the Nationalist convention have complained of annoyance and intimidation, and that an attack was made upon one, Robert Dornion of Clogher, on the 9th February; and what stops are being taken to protect the lives and property of people in this district.
Complaints of the nature referred to have been received, not only in South Tyrone, but also in other constituencies. The annoyance complained of does not appear to have been confined to one Party, but has been indulged in on both sides during the excitement of contested elections. The particular case referred to appears to be that in which three men have been returned for trial at assizes for an assault upon Richard Durneen. The police are using every effort to preserve the peace, and I am informed that the excitement consequent on the elections is fast dying out.