§ Mr. ALLEN PARKINSON
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that Richard O'Dwyer was shot by the military in Limerick on 2nd February, and that the jury found that he had been shot without sufficient provocation having been given to justify the military patrol opening fire; and whether, in view of the verdict, there is to be any inquiry on the conduct of Captain Lloyd who gave the order to fire?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
On the occasion referred to the military patrol fired in self-defence and did not fire any shots until they were fired at. The coroner's jury found a verdict as stated. A court of enquiry was held and found that Captain Lloyd was justified in opening fire at the persons who fired at the patrol.