Written Answers. - Attacks on Dance Halls.

Wednesday, 20 February 1935

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 54 No. 13

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Risteárd Ua Maolchatha: Information on Richard James Mulcahy  Zoom on Richard James Mulcahy  asked the Minister for Justice if he will state the total number of cases in each county in which (1) recreation halls have been destroyed, (2) recreation halls have been damaged, (3) other recreational equipment destroyed or damaged between the 1st January, 1934, and the 31st October, 1934, or other latest date for which the information is available; the number of these occurrences in which firearms are reported to have been carried by attacking parties, the number of cases in which convictions have been secured against the parties responsible, the number of persons so convicted, and the number of firearms carried on the occasion recovered by the police.

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Mr. Ruttledge: Information on Patrick Joseph Ruttledge  Zoom on Patrick Joseph Ruttledge  

The following Table gives particulars in regard to the Destruction of and Damage to Recreation Halls and Destruction of and Damage to Recreational Equipment. Period: 1st January, 1934—31st December, 1934.

County or County Borough No. of occasions on which: No. of these occasions on which Firearms are reported to have been carried No. of cases which convictions were secured No. of persons convicted No. of Firearms carried on each occasion No. of Firearms carried on there occasions recovered by Police Remarks
(a) (b) (c)
Halls Destroyed Halls Damaged Equipment Destroyed or damaged
Offaly 2 2 Unknown
Kilkenny 3
Wexford 2
Cavan 1 1 Explosives used in one case.
Dublin Co. 1
Meath 1
Cork Co. 1 2 4
Kerry 2 2 2 Unknown
Tipperary 1 Explosives used.
Clare 1 do.
Donegal 2
Leitrim 2 2
Sligo 1 1
Roscommon 2 1 1 Explosives used in one case.
Galway 1
Mayo 1
Louth 1
Westmeath 1
TOTALS 17 15 8 4


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