§ MR. SHEEHAN (Kerry, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been directed to the evidence of Mr. Maurice Leonard, J.P., at the Tralee Assizes, at the trial of a bailiff named Lynch, in which Mr. Leonard admitted that he gave instructions to Lynch to execute a seizure at all costs, and to shoot if necessary; whether he is aware that Lynch was convicted at the trial for an assault on the son of the tenant whose cattle had been seized; and whether it is his intention to take any action with regard to Mr. Leonard's evidence?
MR. J. MORLEY
The County Inspector of Constabulary reports that Mr. Leonard did not make use of the expression "shoot if necessary" on the occasion referred to, and that Mr. Leonard denies having made use of the words "all costs." Lynch was convicted at the trial for an assault on the son of the tenant.