§ MR. REDMOND
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that Sergeant Maguire, chief clerk in the county inspector's office, Ballinasloe, absconded on the 16th of March last; whether he can state what amount of public money he embezzled; whether it is a fact that for years he had been in the habit of obtaining money under false pretences from newly appointed constables; and, what steps the Government have taken in the matter?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, Ex-Constable Maguire had been guilty of gross irregularity with regard to his duties as office clerk; but nothing came before the Court of Inquiry to ground a prosecution upon. Constable Maguire was no longer a member of the force.