§ MR. HAYDEN (Leitrim, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether a police hut has been erected in Drumcruman, Lower Drumreilly, County Leitrim, for the protection of two brothers named Gilheany, one of them a bailiff; whether, in connection with a murderous assault on a man named Flynn, the Gilheanys were sentenced some years ago to a term of nine months' imprisonment each; and, from what source will the cost of the hut and the extra police come?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The police authorities have found it necessary to afford the protection stated, the lives of the two men being in danger on account of their having taken an evicted farm. The cost of the protection is chargeable to the Constabulary Vote. It appears that between eight and nine years ago these men pleaded guilty to a charge of assault, and were each sentenced to nine months' imprisonment.