HC Deb 15 December 1908 vol 198 cc1593-4
MR. MACCAW (Down, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, on 22nd November, shots were fired in a wood at Rockforest, Cowfin, County Clare, at a party of men, two of whom were injured, accompanying a farmer named W. Burke, who was proceeding to visit Miss Cahill, whom he married on 27th November, and that on 28th November shots were tired at the wedding party while on their way home under the protection of the police, who returned the fire; will he state how many shots were fired by the police on the occasion; whether any arrests have been made; and whether the outrages were of an agrarian character.


On the first occasion shots were fired as stated, and two men were injured. Shots were also fired at the wedding party on their way home on the night of 28th of November. The police fired fourteen shots in return. It was dark at the time and no arrests were made. The police are doubtful as to the motive of these attacks.