§ MR. W. JOHNSTON
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on Thursday last, the 30th ultimo, a horse belonging to Mr. M. Glynn, auctioneer, Ennis, county Clare, was found with its tail nearly severed; whether this is the third recent instance in that district of cattle maiming; and if he can state the supposed cause of the outrage, and whether its perpetrators have been discovered?
§ MR. ATKINSON
The fact is as stated in the first paragraph. The outrage in question is the third of its kind in the Ennis district during the month of June. The perpetrators of the outrage have not yet been discovered, nor has the motive for the outrages been clearly ascertained.