!! Freeman's Journal; Aug 7, 1917 "Courtmartial & Arrest"
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Dublin: Tuesday, August 7, 1917
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Courtmartial on Three Civilians in the West
A courtmartial was held at Renmore Barracks, Galway, on Monday concerning
charges made under the Defence of the Realm Act against Peter Howley,
Peterswell; James Lynch and Michael Fleming, Clarenbridge. Major Foulis
presided, the other members of the court being Captains Hurll and Buchanan,
H.L.I. Capt. Moriarty, Assistant-Court Marshall, prosecuted, and Mr. George
Nicholls, solicitor defended.
The police evidence went to show that the accused drilled a large number of
men at Clarenbridge on the night of July 11 and used a number of military terms
such as "Close up! Eyes right! Right wheel! Left turn!", etc.
In cross-examination by Mr. Nicholls, the witnesses said the incident
occurred after the announcement of the result of the East Clare election.
The President said the information would be forwarded to the proper
authorities. The proceedings lasted throughout the day.
Northern Sinn Feiner Handed Over to Military
John McEntee, of Belfast, lately resident in Dundalk, who was one of the
Sinn Fein prisoners included in the recent amnesty, was re-arrested at his
residence, King street, Belfast, yesterday afternoon by the police and handed
over to military authority. The charge against him has not been disclosed.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News