§ MR. SHEEHY (Galway, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, (1) whether his attention has been called to the case of a rate collector named Pogue, who absconded with a large portion of the rates of the union; (2) whether he is aware that the said Pogue is one of the new tenants on the Clanricarde estate in the Woodford district: and (3) what steps have been taken to bring this man to justice; or will he see that the Local Government Board of Ireland will press on the necessary proceedings against the defaulter?
§ Mr. GERALD BALFOUR
The rate collector referred to tendered his resignation to the Board of Guardians of the Cavan Union in November 1894, and it was accepted by them. On examination, however, of his arrears lists the Guardians ascertained that he had failed to account for certain sums of money, and they have since recovered from him and his sureties the full amount due. The fact is, I believe, as stated in the second paragraph.