HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 c551

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the constabulary authorities have reason to believe that many outrages, including cases of firing into dwelling-houses, have been committed since January, 1907, without the local police having heard of them; and, if so, to what cause such a condition of affairs is attributed.


The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary is of opinion that it is very rarely that any outrage takes place of which the police do not hear. Cases occur from time to time which are not reported by the persons injured, but they almost invariably come to the knowledge of the police. There is no reason to suppose that the number of such cases has increased since January, 1907.