HC Deb 07 October 1909 vol 11 cc2177-8

asked the Chief Secretary whether the police constables stationed at Kinlea, West Clare, are accustomed to act as postmen for Mr. James Griffin, J.P.; whether such functions fall within the duties of police in Ireland; and whether he will state by whose directions such an arrangement has been established?


I am informed that the police who are protecting Mr. Griffin at Kinlea do not act as postmen for him. Letters are delivered and collected at Kinlea four days a week. On the other days the police go for their letters, and sometimes bring back Mr. Griffin's with their own as a matter of courtesy. No instructions have been issued on the subject, and the Inspector-General sees no objection whatever to the police showing such courtesy to Mr. Griffin.