HC Deb 30 May 1907 vol 175 cc97-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the gates on the farm of Mr. Patrick Corboy, near Birr, were smashed on a night last week and the cattle driven to a distance of some miles from the farm; whether he has any official information showing that the fact that Corboy had lent his car for the conveyance of the police was the motive of the outrage; and what steps the police have taken with regard to the matter.


The police authorities inform me that the gates of Mr. Corboy's farm were broken at night and his cattle were found a mile from the farm. Mr. Corboy's carts had been employed by the police, but whether this fact furnished the motive for the injury can be a matter of opinion only. The police have taken † See (4) Debates, clxxiv., 799–800. steps to prevent further interference with Mr. Corboy.