HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 c1654W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has received information of the partial wrecking of the church at Kilbolane, near Charleville, county Cork; if so, what reason has been assigned for the outrage; and have any of the perpetrators been identified?


I am informed that on a recent occasion this church was broken into, and a considerable amount of damage done. The motive appears to have been resentment against the anti-Sinn Fein attitude of certain families who attend the church. The perpetrators of the outrage have not been traced, but police inquiries are still being made. It is right to add that much local indignation has been expressed as regards this occurrence, and the parish priest denounced the outrage from the altar.