HC Deb 11 March 1908 vol 185 cc1543-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the house of a herd named John Minogue, of Ballinagar, near Woodford, County Galway, was fired into on Thursday night, 3rd March last; was anyone-in the house when the outrage was-committed; have any arrests been made; and do the police know of any reason for this man being molested.


The police authorities inform me that a gunshot was fired into John Minogue's house on the occasion in question. The man's daughter and son-in-law and their two children: were in the house at the time, but from the direction in which the shot was fired. it does not appear that personal injury-was intended. No arrests have been made. The police are not aware of any reason for the offence.


asked whether in view of the reply that no personal injury was intended the right hon. Gentleman meant to distinguish between intimidation and deliberate firing.


No, Sir, I do not. I regard both offences with horror and disgust.


Will not the Government take some steps, by reintroducing some measure such as that dropped last session, to prevent these outrages?

[No Answer was returned.]

MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E.)

Is it not the fact that this man is an evicted tenant, on the most friendly terms with his neighbours and at the time the shot was fired was he not actually attending a United Irish League branch meeting? Is not the impression in the district that.


Order, order: The, hon. Member must give notice.