HC Deb 14 October 1908 vol 194 c314

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on the 13th September a farmer named Casey was fired at near Ruan; that on the 15th September there was an attempt to shoot Mr. James Griffin, J.P., at Kinlea; that on the 30th September an attack with firearms was made upon the residence of Mrs. Greathead at Lough George; that on the 5th October the house of a farmer named Cahir, near Ennis, was fired into; and whether, in view of these and other similar outrages, and the increase in the use of firearms in agrarian disturbances, he proposes to take any measures to check this evil.


The facts are as stated in the Question, save for slight discrepancies as to dates. The police force of County Clare has been largely augmented, and all possible measures are being taken for the prevention and detection of offences. The persons concerned are receiving all necessary protection.