§ MR. O'DONNELL (for Mr. SEXTON)
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether it is the intention of the Government to discontinue the special police station established at Mullaghmore, in the county of Sligo, last October; whether the great majority of the occupiers in that district were, within the last two years, dependent on benevolence for the barest necessaries of life; whether any grave offence has been committed in the district since the establishment of the special police station, or for a considerable time before, and whether the condition of the district has not been uniformly peaceable; and, whether, under all the circumstances, the Government propose to charge any part of the cost of the special police station on the occupiers of the district?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, this protection post must be continued at present for individual safety; but I am in hopes that His Excellency will shortly be able to order its discontinuance. The district is admittedly poor, and at present this police post is not charged upon it; whether that state of things shall continue must depend on the state of the district.