§ 67. Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that a partially successful attempt was made on the night of 12th June to burn down the premises belonging to the local branch of the Comrades of the Great War, at Borrisokane, County Tipperary; and, in view of the fact that the clubs of the Comrades of the Great War, both at Midleton and Youghal, have already been maliciously destroyed by fire, will he state what special steps are being taken to give protection to the property of this and other ex-service men's organisations in Ireland?
§ Mr. HENRY
An attempt was made to burn these premises on the night of the 12th instant. The fire was believed to be the work of some persons who were refused admission to the club. Somewhat similar fires took place at the club houses at Midleton and Youghal. The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary has given instructions to afford all possible protection to premises of the Association.