§ MR. D. CRILLY (Mayo N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he can state 1555 the circumstances under which a woman named Mrs. Barrett was dangerously wounded on the evening of Thursday the 7th instant at Bangor-Erris, county Mayo, by a bullet fired from the immediate neighbourhood of the local police barracks; can he state by whom the bullet was fired; and, what steps the Government propose to take to bring the parties alleged to be guilty of this outrage to justice?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
It is a fact that Mrs. Barrett was wounded by a bullet fired from a rook rifle. The shot was not fired by the police, and is alleged to have been fired by Dr. Lavan. I understand the woman was out of bed a few days after the occurrence, and that at no time was her life considered to be in danger. It is under consideration whether a prosecution should be instituted in the case, and I am unable therefore to enter more fully into the details.