(by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he can state the number of police who have been murdered or attacked in Ireland during the week-end?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
I regret to say that it is a long list, and I trust that the House will bear with me:
- 1. Patrol of sergeant and three constables ambushed at Killybegs, County Donegal, last night. One constable wounded.
- 2. District-Inspector Killegher shot dead in Kiernan's Hotel, Granard, County Longford, at 9 p.m. last night.
- 3. Sergeant Henry Cronin, of Tullamore, King's County, fired at and wounded, 7.30 p.m. last night. DiedS 45 a.m. this morning.
- 4. Police patrol fired upon at Dungannon, County Tyrone, at 10.45 p.m. last night. One constable wounded.
- 5. Constables Caseley and Evans, of Killorglin, County Kerry, shot dead 10 p.m. last night.
- 6. 9.30 p.m. last night: attempt to assassinate military officer at Killenaule, County Tipperary. Military sergeant wounded.
- 7. Police patrol fired on last night Ballyduff, County Tipperary. One man killed, one wounded.
- 8. Police patrol, Abbeydorney, County Kerry, attacked last night. Constable Madden shot dead. Another seriously wounded.
- 9. Police patrol in Tralee fired upon. One constable wounded.
- 10. Police patrol in Listowel, County Kerry, fired upon. No casualties.
- 11. Two constables wounded at Causeway, County Kerry, last night.
- 12. Naval wireless operator seriously wounded in Tralee last night.
- 13. Constable Doyle, of Clonark, seriously wounded at Kielty, 5 p.m. last night.
- 14. Two constables fired at, Thomastown, County Kilkenny, at 9.40 p.m. last night. No casualties.
- 15. At Castledaly, County Galway, police ambushed. One constable killed, two wounded.
§ Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
Does not that point to the hopeless breakdown of your policy? Are you going to succeed?
Can the right hon. Gentleman say if any arrests have been made in connection with these barbarous atrocities?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
I cannot give the number—these wires have just come to hand. They are very brief—but some arrests, I know, have been made.