HC Deb 03 November 1909 vol 12 c1818

asked the Chief Secretary if his attention has been called to the fact that on 8th October, at Drumraney, near Moult, in South Westmeath, shots were fired from the national school grounds in the direction of a passing band; and what steps, if any, the police have taken to arrest the offenders or to prevent the recurrence of such offences?


I am informed by the constabulary authorities that, on the date mentioned, while the United Irish League fife and drum band was out for practice on the public road near the school-house, where a Gaelic League class was under instruction, two pistol shots were fired from an adjoining field. There is nothing to show that the shots were fired at the band, or were intended to injure anyone. It was dark at the time, and the person who fired could not be found. The police are still making inquiries, but so far without success. Every precaution is being taken to prevent a recurrence of the firing.