§ MR. PATRICK POWER (Waterford, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he can state if Mr. Joseph P. Mulcahy, of Ballydonough, County Waterford, applied on 15th March at Ballymacarbery Petty Sessions for a gun licence; whether the magistrates present were Mr. Redmond, R.M. and two local justices (Mr. Leachman and Dr. Walsh); 350 whether any person in Court opposed the application; whether the Court granted the application and Mr. Redmond, R.M. promised to have the licence sent to Mr. Mulcahy in due course; whether, after the rising of the Court, the resident magistrate informed Mr. Mulcahy that he could not grant him the licence; and, whether he can state on what grounds the licence was refused?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I understand that Mr. Mulcahy's application for an arms licence was made and refused under the circumstances mentioned in the Question. I shall communicate further with the Resident Magistrate on the subject.