HC Deb 12 July 1910 vol 19 cc199-200
Captain COOPER

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether Messrs. Payne and Neary, who hold grazing lands on the Pollock estate, county Galway, have been subjected to boycotting, intimidation, and other acts of outrage to their person and property during the past three years; and, if so, will he give particulars of the same, with the dates of their occurrence?


I am informed by the Constabulary authorities that the Messrs. Payne have not been made the objects of any acts of intimidation or outrage during the past three years, with the exception of the cattle-drives which took place on 16th and 17th April last. As regards Neary, whose cattle were driven on the same occasion, an intimidatory crowd with a band visited his house early in April and his workmen were warned to cease working for him. There has not been any boycotting in connection with the grazing farms held by these persons on the Pollock estate


Is this the estate known as the Allan Pollock estate, from which the entire population was driven forty or forty-five years ago? Is it not time the people got back their own?