(by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary what are the circumstances attending the arrest and subsequent death of Christopher Reynolds and two other men; whether the house of Reynolds was entered when his father was in a dying condition; whether it is true that when the police raiders were remonstrated with, one answered "To hell with the father; they are all dying"; whether subsequently Reynolds and the others were taken away in a lorry and fired at; have any of the occupants of the lorry been identified or put under arrest?
§ Mr. HENRY
A Court of Inquiry in lieu of inquest is being held and the circumstances attending the death of Christopher Reynolds will be fully enquired into, but I may say at once that the police who effected these arrests have made statements from which it appears that there is no truth in the allegations contained in the question. They will, of course, be called upon to give evidence on oath at the inquiry.
What allegations are denied? Is it denied that Reynolds is dead, that he was taken on a lorry by the military or police, and that he was killed while on the lorry?
(by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been called to an address issued by the Bishop of Achonry and the priest of his diocese protesting against a raid, accompanied with threats, on the house of Father Denis O'Hara, of Kiltimagh, one of the most respected priests of the diocese and a member for many years of the Congested Districts Board; and whether steps will be taken to prevent such outrages in a district that has been hitherto quite remarkable for its peaceful conditions?