HC Deb 09 March 1922 vol 151 c1518W
Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that Sergeant Thomas Keighary, of the Royal Irish Constabulary, was shot dead by accident by the military on 1st December, 1910, at Kilcarn, county Meath; that, he was on duty at the time of his death; that he had 19 years service and was receiving £360 per annum; that he could have retired in a few years' time on a pension of £175 per annum; and that his widow is now receiving a pension of £41 10s. only for herself and child; and whether in a case like this compensation can be paid as in a case under the Malicious Injuries Act?


In view of the specially distressing circumstances of this case a pension of £80 per annum has been awarded to the widow of Sergeant Keighary, together with an annual allowance of £16 to her child until he attains the age of 16. It would not be possible to treat the case as one coming under the Criminal Injuries Acts.

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