§ MR. A. M. SULLIVAN (for Mr. METGE)
asked Mr. Attorney General for 1862 Ireland, If his attention has been directed to the case of an eviction at Carna Connemara on the 14th February, when a dying man and his dying wife were turned out, with their children, on the side of the road, and that it was only when the doctor interposed, stating the police would be responsible for their lives, that they were re-admitted into their house for another day; and, whether he will insert an amendment in the Protection of Person and Property (Ireland) Bill to protect tenant farmers similarly circumstanced?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. LAW)
Sir, this was a case in which a warrant was issued at Carna Petty Sessions against a caretaker named Patrick Feeney for over holding possession. When the constable proceeded to Feeney's house to execute the warrant, the agent for the property and the medical officer of the district were present, and, the latter having certified that Feeney was in a dying state, the agent requested that he should not be removed. The constable accordingly did not remove him and did not execute the warrant. The doctor has given a certificate that the old man is unfit to be removed to the workhouse, and the warrant against him has since been cancelled.