6. Lieut.-Colonel W. GUINNESS
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many murders or attempted murders have been 2352 carried out in Ireland since 1st January, 1919, on police, soldiers, and others in Government employment?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Macpherson)
Since the 1st of January, 1919, the number of murders and attempted murders of police, soldiers and others in Government employment in Ireland is as follows:—
|Royal Irish Constabulary||16||65|
|Dublin Metropolitan Police||6||17|
|Other Government Servants||1||3|
§ In addition there were 25 attacks on police barracks. Two murders and one attempted murder (included in above figures) occurred during these attacks. This Return was completed yesterday, and I deeply regret to say that I have since received intimation that two more members of the Royal Irish Constabulary have been murdered.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say in how many eases the murderers or criminals or attempted murderers have been apprehended?