HC Deb 18 July 1910 vol 19 cc1048-9W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that the cattle of William Gleeson, Ballywilliam, Nenagh, county Tipperary, were seized and sold in the pound at Nenagh, and that Mr. Gleeson and his friends were prevented by the police from attending the sale, acting under the orders of the head constable; whether he will state if the head constable acted on instructions received from Dublin Castle; whether he will give the name of the police officer who ordered the police to drag respectable men down out of their cars; and whether he will take such action as may be necessary to prevent a repetition of such conduct on the part of the police in future?


The police authorities inform me that the cattle of William Gleeson were seized by the sheriff's representative under a writ and sold by public auction in the pound at Nenagh. Mr. Gleeson and his friends were not prevented from attending the sale, but a rough crowd which had assembled and seemed likely to create a disturbance, had to be kept outside the pound. No person was pulled off his car, and I see nothing in the conduct of the police calling for any action on my part.