§ MR. W. REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the police have orders to prevent the cattle fair being held in Ennis on 3rd March; and, if so, what are the grounds for such action on the part of the authorities?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The police have orders to take the names of any persons exposing cattle in the streets if Ennis at the fair to be held on the 3rd inst. and to have them summoned. At last Quarter Sessions the County Court Judge decided that the holding of fairs in the streets was quite illegal, and in the opinion of the local constabulary authorities the practice is a very serious inconvenience, as well as a source of danger, to the general public.