HC Deb 18 April 1910 vol 16 c1847W

asked the Chief Secretary if he has obtained any information relating to the arrest at Newmarket, county Cork, of a man named Jeremiah Egan by Constable Culhane; whether he is aware that Constable Culhane was assaulted by Egan in effecting the arrest; what are the reasons why proceedings were never instituted against Egan for the assault and by whose authority Egan was released without being conveyed to the police barrack, although he was taken a portion of the way; and whether, under the circumstances, he will cause inquiry to be made into the matter?


I understand that the arrest in this case was only technical. In order to prevent a collision between opposing parties the constable was obliged to arrest Egan and convey him towards the barracks, but let him go as soon as the object of preventing a breach of the peace was effected. No prosecution was necessary. I am informed that Egan, who is now in America, did not assault the constable.