§ MR. O'SULLIVAN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that neither crime nor outrage has taken place in Kilmallock during the last twelve months; if so, why it is that a hut and several extra police are retained there at the expense of the people of that district?
Sir, the district has been very free from actual agrarian outrages during the past 12 months, only one having occurred within that period. But there have been, and still continue, serious "Boycotting" and persecution of a man whose life is believed to be in imminent danger, and to secure whose safety the presence of the extra police is absolutely necessary. For this state of things persons belonging to the locality are believed to be mainly responsible, and, of course, must bear the cost, and while it lasts the police cannot be withdrawn.