§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is true that two young men, named Thomas Sexton and John Horn, were fired at on Sunday evening, the 26th March, near Ennis, County Clare; and whether a police patrol heard the shot, and if Sexton's father was assaulted some time ago on the same road, and if anyone has been made amenable?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
I am informed that the names of the men who were fired at were Thomas Sexton and John Haugh, and that the other statements contained in the statement were correct. For the assault on Sexton's father two men were sentenced to a month's imprisonment each. No arrests had yet been made in connection with the outrage on the 26th March. When the shot was heard by the police they immediately proceeded to the scene of the outrage, but so far no clue had been obtained as to the perpetrators.