HC Deb 09 July 1917 vol 95 c1616W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will state the reason of the transfer of Constable Flanagan, of the Royal Irish Constabulary, from Baltin-glass to Drogheda; if his transfer was due to his failure to remove a flag attached to the top of a tree 90 ft. from the ground; if three other constables had also failed to remove the flag owing to the height it was from the ground; whether there were any other charges against this constable; and, if so, if he will grant an inquiry in order that the constable might be able to meet them?


The constable was removed by order of the Inspector-General, Royal Irish Constabulary, in the discharge of the duties of his command, and not on account of inability to climb trees.