HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 cc1694-5W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether any complaint was received by the Dublin Metropolitan Police or the Royal Irish Constabulary that a Buick motor car had been removed from business premises in Dublin on the 19th March last; whether a Buick car has since been found by the Royal Irish Constabulary and retained by them; whether the persons who complain of the loss of the car on the 19th March had an opportunity of inspecting the car in the custody of the police; and, if not, why no opportunity for this inspection was given?


The reply to the first two parts of the question is in the affirmative. The car which was found by the police on the morning of the 20th March had been abandoned in a damaged condition in the vicinity of the Collinstown Aerodrome, on which a daring raid for arms had been made a few hours previously. Messrs. Corrigan and Sons, of Dublin, who have complained to the Government, have been informed that the car corresponds in description with one which they state was taken from their premises on the 19th March. The car is being detained by the Government's orders until the matter is fully cleared up.