HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 cc1479-80W
Colonel ASHLEY

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that a hut fitted up as a recreation hall for the local branch of the Comrades of the Great War, adjoining the town of Midleton, was burned down and destroyed, with its contents, on Sunday night, the 6th June; and what steps he proposes to take to protect the clubs and premises generally belonging to the Comrads of the Great War and other ex-service men's organisations in Ireland?


Between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on the 6th instant, the club, premises of the Comrades of the Great War at Midleton were destroyed by fire, which was apparently caused maliciously. There does not appear to have been any political or party element in the case.