HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 cc1313-4W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that Mr. T. J. M'Kenna, a railway clerk, was wrongfully arrested in Greenore by members of the auxiliary police force on the night of 22nd March, and that, on being released two days later and reporting to the head constable in Dundalk to complain of the treatment he had received, he was detained and held prisoner in the Dundalk military barracks until the 1st instant, when he was removed, under military escort, to Belfast, although no charge had been preferred; and whether he will take steps immediately to have this man liberated from detention and reinstated in his railway employment?


I regret that I have not yet received full information as to the details of this man's arrest. The ground of his arrest was that he was suspected of acting, having acted, or being about tax act in a manner prejudicial to the maintenance and restoration of order in Ireland, and an internment order under the. Restoration of Order in Ireland Regulation 14b. has been made against him. It is open to him if he so desires to appeal against this Order.