HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 cc1478-9W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether on the 13th instant the house of the district inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary, stationed in County Cork, was entered by Sinn Feiners, who carried away suits of uniform and other effects; if so, whether any special protection is now given to the houses of the inspectors of the Royal Irish Constabulary; and, if not, whether, in view of the special dangers to which they are exposed, he will cause special measures to be taken for their effective protection?


About noon on 13th instant, the lodgings of District Inspector Oates, Royal Irish Constabulary, Castletown Bere, were entered by about twenty armed and disguised men, who broke the locks of two portmanteaus and three trunks, and took away two suits of uniform and some plain clothes. Protection will be given to the houses of the police, as far as practicable.