HL Deb 10 July 1856 vol 143 c543

drew attention to the fact that a statement had appeared in the public journals of that day to the effect that a militia regiment stationed in Nenagh, in the county Tipperary, had mutinied against its officers, and that regular troops had been employed to suppress the émeute. He wished to know if the noble Lord the Minister at War could give any explanation of the affair to the House?


said, that as yet he had no official information upon the subject, though he had received a private letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, which stated that such an occurrence as that to which the noble Earl referred had taken place, but did not give him any particulars further than those which were contained in the public papers. It appeared that there had been a mutinous movement arising from some misunderstanding which existed with respect to giving up the clothing of the militia; but he trusted that the affair had been exaggerated, and that their Lordships would suspend their judgment respecting it until they had an opportunity of making themselves acquainted with the circumstances of the case.