MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is yet in a position to state how the Government propose to deal with the Limerick Fisheries Conservators' bailiff who shot two fishermen named Cronin and M'Inerney on the River Shannon on the 8th instant; and whether an inquiry will be held into the management of the fisheries and the composition of the Board of Conservators?
§ *MR. JACKSON
As I have already stated, legal proceedings against the Inspector and Water Bailiffs are pending. The inquiry in regard to the proposed use of enlarged nets on the Shannon will be held by the Fishery Inspectors as soon as practicable. They have no power to inquire into the constitution of the Board of Conservators, which is regulated by Statute.