HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 c554

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state if any arrests have been made in connection with the recent attack on John J. McGrath, of Curcreigh, Elphin, Roscommon, when he was badly beaten about the head as the result of an agrarian dispute; and can he state the nature of McGrath's injuries, and his present condition, and say what led to the assault.


The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary informs me that this assault was not the result of an agrarian dispute. An arrest has been made and proceedings are pending. It is not desirable to enter into any further particulars while the case is sub-judice beyond saying that the injured man was certified to be out of danger on 25th October.