HC Deb 21 April 1920 vol 128 c406

(by Private Notice) asked the Attorney-General for Ireland whether he has any further details with reference to the unfortunate events at Milltown Malbay; whether he still adheres to his statement that the attack was first made by the crowd on the military and police, and whether it is not the fact that there were only about 30 persons present, with a large number of children without banners or bands, and that no provocation whatever was given by the crowd, and that the firing upon them came only after a minute's notice?


I gave the hon. Member all the information in my possession in answer to the question he put on Monday, and in the course of the Debate he raised on the Adjournment. I have been informed—and I have had no information since which contradicts it—that there were 150 people assembled in the square at Milltown Malbay, and that shots were fired at both the military and police. The only additional information I can give the hon. Gentleman is that owing to the illegal way in which the Coroner summoned the jury it was necessary for us to apply to the Court of King's Bench. The Coroner admitted his error, and the inquest is now being proceeded with, with a freshly summoned Jury.

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