HC Deb 19 June 1907 vol 176 cc481-2
MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is now in a position to inform the House whether the police have yet succeeded in arresting, and whether any sentences have been passed upon, any persons connected with the following criminal cases to which his attention has already been drawn: the assault find robbery against a postman at Ballinagree, near Macroom, in December; the firing into Mrs. Ryan's house at Craughwell on 8th February; the assault upon two rural postmen in the Ballinagleragh district on 19th February; the issue of a threatening notice to Mr. Burns, on Ryan's estate, county Galway, purporting to come from the Mullagh branch of the United Irish League, in March last; the destruction of property belonging to Mr. Raftery at Knockrow, Kilchreest, on 8th March; the firing into the house of Mr. Tierney, near Athenry, on 13th March; the firing into Colman's town house on 17th March; robbery committed against a postman at Inchigeela on 18th March; the firing at and wounding of Mr. O'Connor on 21st March; the attack with firearms upon the house of Mr. Boland, near Newmarket-on-Fergus, on 21st April; the moonlighting affray at Mr. Ford's house, near Brosna, on 24th April; the firing into the house of Patrick Burke at Oranmore on 27th April; the dispersal of Mr. Raftery's stock from Cuskeydally farm on 30th April; the unlawful wounding of Mr. John Murphy, of Rineen, in April; the moonlighting attack upon the houses of Messrs. Glyn, Egan, and Earkins, in Coorheen, on 9th May; the firing into the house of Thomas Duddy at Athenry on 15th May; and the destruction of property and the dispersal of stock belonging to Mr. Corboy, of Birr, in the same month.


said that no persons had been arrested in the cases referred to.


Have adequate attempts been made to secure arrests?