HL Deb 09 June 1873 vol 216 cc617-8

asked the noble Earl the Foreign Secretary what information Her Majesty's Government had received relative to the disturbance that had occurred at the fire at Dublin last evening?


said, the latest news received by the Government relative to the recent riot in Dublin was contained in the following telegram from the Under Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant, which was received by the Marquess of Hartington this afternoon— Riot caused by mob of worst roughs taking advantage of fire to break through roof of large whisky stores next to fire. They entered roof and were expelled by the police. They pelted police and military with stones from corners of adjoining streets, and endeavoured to obstruct Fire Brigade. Troops and police had to clear space to get room to work, and had to charge several times; mob retiring and returning throwing stones. About 30 soldiers hurt, most of them slightly. Eighteen police hurt, also slightly. Thirty-six prisoners taken; young roughs of the worst class.