HC Deb 15 July 1909 vol 7 c2287

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that Sergeant Long, of Patrickswell, county Limerick, assaulted Mr. P. J. Kearney, vice-chairman of the Tralee Board of Guardians, at the recent eviction by the police of Mr. Walsh, of Kilmurry, Castleisland, county Kerry; whether he is aware that Mr. Kearney, being the guardian for the district, was permitted to be present by Commandant Ball so as to look after the life of old Mrs. Walsh, who was lying ill in the house, and that the police sergeant nevertheless prevented Mr. Kearney being present, and, though not denying the assault, refused his name until Inspector Barrington had to be specially brought to compel him to disclose his identity; and whether he proposes to have inquiry made into this conduct on the part of his police officers?


My right hon. Friend has received from the hon. Member a complaint as to an assault said to have been committed by Sergeant Long, and is making inquiry with regard to it.