§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that an ass, the property of a widow living near Dunmore, County Galway, which was found grazing on an evicted farm, was mutilated by having its tongue burnt out; and whether any person has been made amenable for this outrage?
MR. J. MORLEY
I am informed that the brutal outrage referred to in the question did take place, but that, the motive assigned in the question is not correct. The animal had been trespassing among the oats of some neighbours. I am sorry to say that nobody has been made amenable.