§ MR. HAYDEN (Leitrim, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that a man named William Armstrong was robbed of over £17 in the townland of Anghor on his way from the fair of Boyle on the 25th July last; whether John M'Gorhan, who had been, with his father, in the employment of of Mr. J. G. Bennison as an emergency man, swore an information to the effect that he saw a farmer named William M'Cartin commit the robbery; whether on this evidence M'Cartin was arrested and kept in gaol from Saturday until he was released on Wednesday, when he was admitted to bail; whether M'Gorhan left the country on the 1st August; whether Armstrong on the 6th August made an information charging M'Gorhan with the robbery; whether M'Gorhan alleged some years ago that he had been shot, and, on his information to that effect, was allowed £120 under the Crimes Act of 1882, which was levied off the Ballinamore District; and, whether 474 the Government will take any action in the matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, said, the facts of the case were mainly as indicated in the Question. With regard to the fifth paragraph, Armstrong swore in a previous information that the persons who robbed him were strangers. He did not know that any action could be taken.