HC Deb 20 March 1906 vol 154 c230
MR. HALPIN (Clare, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the police protection afforded to Mr. John M'Inerney, of Ennistymon; and whether, seeing that Mr. John M'Inerney goes to fairs and markets through West Clare, leaving home early in the morning and coming home late at night, without police protection, and that he travels to his farm fifteen miles from his residence without protection, he will explain why the only place and time that he has police with him is in the streets of Ennistymon from 10 a.m. until 2.30 a.m. the following morning.


I am informed that Mr. M'Inerney is not in receipt of constant police protection, but that such protection as may be necessary is afforded to him by police patrols. This form of protection is given both by day and night, in Ennistymon and elsewhere, as necessity arises.


Is it not the fact that at the last assizes the Judge congratulated the people of the county on its peaceable state?


I believe so.