[Parliamentary Debates, Great Britain, 1842]

OUTRAGES IN TIPPERARY. Mr. S. O’Brien begged to inquire of the noble Lord whether it were true, that serious disturbances had recently taken place in Tipperary, and what were the measures which had been in consequence adopted by Government.

Lord Elliot said, that it was unhappily true that serious outrages had been committed in the north riding of the county of Tipperary, but he apprehended that some of the accounts in circulation were exaggerated. [...]There were no fewer than 800 constables already in Tipperary and an additional reinforcement of 100 men had also been dispatched to that county. [...] Perhaps, before he sat down, he might be permitted to bear testimony to the praiseworthy conduct of the Roman Catholic clergy. They had denounced the outrages in the strongest manner, as well as all illegal associations out of which they arose, and they had zealously exhorted their flocks to abstain from violence, to respect the law, and to aid in bringing criminals to justice. He trusted that their continued exertions would be attended with the success they deserved, and that the disturbed districts of Tipperary would no longer furnish a painful contrast to the peaceful state of the rest of Ireland.

Source: J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario Archives, Reaney Papers, Box 26 (B1312), File 53A, Government of Great Britain, Parliamentary Debates, Great Britain, May 20, 1842.

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