§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, whether he is aware that, on the 28th and 29th of August, 1901, a number of Artillerymen, stationed in Clogheen, in the County of Tipperary, broke down portions of the boundary fence to a field belonging to a lady residing there, brought a fire engine on her lands, and from water thereon syringed a number of horses which had for months previously been seriously affected with mange and not allowed into camp, and that, owing to the fear of infection from the horses, the land has been useless for months: How many horses suffering from mange were shot by the Military authorities at Clogheen, and how much these horses 673 cost the Government: And, will he explain why the Military authorities have refused to acknowledge any liability for damage except the cost of rebuilding the walls; and will he direct an inquiry to be held into the claim made by the owner of the land for £30 compensation.
18 horses at Clogheen were under treatment for mange; they were washed in a lane by a fire engine operating from the field adjacent, which was separated from the lane by a wall. 11 horses were destroyed, costing about £40 a piece. I have no further information on the matter.
§ MR. CULLINAN
Assuming injury was done to the property of this lady, is she not entitled to compensation?