HC Deb 02 June 1921 vol 142 cc1212-3
14. Mr. C. WHITE

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that shoot- ing by the police took place at the town of Tralee on the 8th August, 1920, and again on the 14th August; that on the 31st November the county hall and a number of houses were destroyed by the police; that on the 23rd March, 1921, shots were fired from a machine gun at St. John's parish church; and that on the 16th April a creamery and several houses in the neighbourhood were burnt down, on the 19th April the offices of the newspapers, the "Kerryman" and the "Liberator,"were destroyed, and on the 21st April more houses destroyed and a person named Bell killed; and whether any members of the Crown force have yet been arrested or punished for any of these outrages?


I have called for reports on these incidents, which are alleged to have occurred in the martial law area, and I shall be glad if the hon. Member will one day next week repeat his question, of which I only received notice on Tuesday. I may point out, however, that the allegation that fire was directed from a machine gun at the parish church has already been completely disproved; the facts of the case being as stated by my right hon. Friend the Attorney-General on the 7th April in reply to a question by the hon. Member for West Leyton (Mr. Newbould).