HC Deb 25 November 1920 vol 135 c649W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether Messrs. James O'Neill and Patrick Blake, who were acquitted by a court-martial held in Dublin on Friday last on a charge of murder, were murdered on their arrival in Limerick on Saturday by the armed forces of the Crown; have any arrests been made in connection therewith; and what steps is he taking to bring the perpetrators to justice?


According to a police report which I have received, James O'Neill, one of two prisoners who were tried by court-martial for murder in Dublin on the 17th instant and acquitted, and Michael Blake who was, I understand, a brother of the other prisoner, were murdered while travelling by road to Limerick on the following day. The police have been unable to obtain any information as to the perpetrators of this crime, but are still making investigations.

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