HC Deb 08 December 1908 vol 198 cc251-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the sworn statement of District Inspector John M'Nally, at the Kilrush Courthouse, on 21st ultimo, that since May last several outrages had been committed on Mr. James Griffin and his friends and supporters; that on 13th June a stack of turf belonging to Patrick Langan, of Derrybrick, was burned, on 3rd August the windows of the house of Denis Ryan, Rossbeg, were smashed, and a fork and threatening notice thrown in one of them, on the 18th June hair was cut off the tail and mane of Michael M'Donnell's horse, the windows of Patrick Hogan's forge were broken on 12th August, the windows of Michael Culligan's' house at Crossbeg were broken twice, the windows of Michael Croke's house at Ballinageen were smashed on 30th September, a threatening notice was posted on the house of Laurence Quin, Benvoran, on 6th November; and whether, in any of these cases, any persons have been made amenable.


My attention has been called to the statement in question. No arrests have been made in connection with these particular offences, but six men have been arrested in connection with other offences against Mr. Griffin and his friends, and are now in prison, two awaiting trial, and four in default of bail.