HC Deb 05 May 1882 vol 269 cc238-9

asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, If the following statement, which appeared in the "Times" of the 1st of May, is correct, viz.:— Outrages still continue, and are principally committed upon persons suspected of having paid their rent. On Thursday night the out- houses and a portion of the dwelling-house of Daniel Herlihy, farmer, living near Anniscaul, in the county Kerry, were burnt down, six cows were destroyed, and the inmates of the dwelling house had a narrow escape; and, if so, whether the Government are taking any steps to remedy such a state of outrage and intimidation?


Sir, I am informed that on the night of the 25th ultimo a detached cow-house of Daniel Herlihy, of Ballinahunt, county Kerry, was burnt down, and six cows were destroyed. An attempt appears to have been made to set fire to another cow-house attached to the dwelling-house; but the fire was observed and put out by the neighbours, and steps have been taken to claim compensation under the Grand Jury Act for malicious injury. I am informed that the inmates of the dwelling-house were never in any danger, though they had a narrow escape. One person has been arrested, and the case is to come on for hearing to-morrow. I understand that it is considered the outrage was in no way intended to intimidate Herlihy from paying his rent.