HC Deb 13 May 1909 vol 4 c2002

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that at the Ballinasloe Petty Sessions on the 1st instant, Constable McDonnell and Constable Collins were prosecuted for assaulting Terence Doland, Michael Doland, and Joseph Egan; that these constables were convicted by a bench consisting amongst others, of two resident magistrates, and fined £2 and 5s. respectively; whether he is aware that these constables are on special duty on the Potts estate, in county Roscommon; and whether, in view of complaints made against these and other constables so engaged, and the finding of the magistrates in the case in question, these policemen will be continued in discharge of such duty in a district in which they are a source of irritation?


The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary informs me that the facts of the case are correctly stated in the question. The two constables who were fined by the magistrates will be removed from the district as soon as possible?