§ MR. O'KELLY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the attention of Captain Gage, E.M., has been called to the killing of a number of geese belonging to a poor farmer named Thomas M'Grath, on the lands of a local landlord named Bernard Sweeny, of Cahir, near Thomas-town, county Roscommon; and, whether the police have made any investigation under the Crimes Act into the killing of M'Grath's geese; and, if not, why have they failed to carry out the Law?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE)
Captain Gage's attention has been called to this case. No investigation has been held under the Prevention of Crime Act; but the police have made, and will continue to make, all necessary inquiry respecting it. I am informed that Bernard Sweeny is not a landlord, but a tenant farmer.