HC Deb 07 April 1921 vol 140 c430
23. Mr. MacVEAGH

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that on 9th January a party of auxiliary police from Beggar's Bush barracks, and armed with revolvers, raided the Pembroke fire brigade station at Ballsbridge, Dublin, and subsequently commandeered a motor car at a neighbouring garage; whether these policemen were under the influence of drink and threatened the lives of the firemen on duty; whether the lives of the firemen were again threatened when they were identifying the raiders; whether two of the auxiliaries again visited the fire station on 15th January, demanded the production of the men who had reported the previous raid and presented a revolver at the head of the superintendent; whether the same party held up at the same time two men of the Dublin Metro politan Police and stole their arms and ammunition, whether these raiders were surprised and captured by their own commanding officer and other officers; and what further action has been taken?


I have called for a full report with regard to these allegations. If the hon. Member will kindly repeat the question—of which I only received notice yesterday—on Thursday of next week I hope then to be in a position to furnish him with a reply.