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News in brief – 1912

Wikipedia.org
Wikipedia.org

Northern Star = 11th May 1912 p9
Boycotting and Police (abridged)
There has been no cattle driving in the county since July 1911 but in other reports generally the county in the direction of Athenry, Craughwell, Oranmore, Gort and Kinvara, and bordering on the County Clare, was in a deplorable state. In the great majority of cases no one was to be made amenable notwithstanding all the efforts of the police, and it would seem as if the Executive was completely paralysed in these districts.
In one of the attempted murder cases a labourer working for the Estates Commissioners was fired at and wounded at Woodberry; in another case three shots were fired from behind a wall and a man was hit; in a third a shot was fired through the window of a cottage and the greater part of the charge entered the jaw of an unfortunate man who was sitting inside; in a further a sergeant and a constable were fired at from a wood and the sergeant was wounded; and in a fifth, which occurred near Oranmore, four shots were fired at six men who were passing along the road in a car, and all but one of them were wounded.