§ MR. SEXTON
asked MR. Solicitor General for Ireland, Whether an Irish tenant farmer has the legal right to prohibit all persons from hunting over lands in his occupation; and, what methods of resistance and means of redress are open to him should his prohibition be disregarded?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (MR. WALKER)
An Irish tenant farmer has the same legal right as any other owner of land to prohibit all persons from hunting over lands in his occupation, and has the same remedies. If his prohibition be disregarded he can bring a civil action for trespass and seek damages; and in the very special case of his being able to show that the trespass was knowingly persisted in, after personal warning, and was wilful or malicious, he can issue a summons for trespass before magistrates at Petty Sessions.