HC Deb 22 April 1907 vol 172 c1400

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware, that, after a meeting held at Athenry on Sunday, the 7th instant, addressed by several Members of Parliament, a man named Ryan, a bailiff and gamekeeper on the Rooney property, was attacked by a mob returning from the meeting, and stabbed, so that his life has been endangered; whether any arrests have been made by the police; and whether he intends to take any special measures to restore order and protect life and property in this district.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) In this case four men have been arrested, and remanded on bail to petty sessions on 26th instant. It would be contrary to practice and undesirable to enter into details while the case is sub judice. An extra force is stationed in the district in order to provide for the preservation of the peace.