HC Deb 23 October 1899 vol 77 c498
MR. ROCHE (Kerry, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Michael Clarke, of Fahy, County Galway, whose licence to carry arms is confined to five acres in the townland of Fahy, has been refused an extension, although his application has been supported by two local justices of the peace, together with owners of property and constabulary authorities in the district; and as Mr. Clarke holds thirty acres of land outside the townland of Fahy, will he direct that the extension applied for be granted.


The question of granting an extension of Mr. Clarke's arms licence is one for determination by the licensing officer of the district, and I see no reason to interfere with the discretion vested in that officer. I am informed that Mr. Clarke holds no land whatever, but merely looks after his father's farm, for which the existing licence is available.