§ MR. TULLY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what opportunity was afforded to James McGoohan, of Aughoo, Ballinamore, to produce evidence at the private inquiry into the crime committed on his property on 7th November, 1899, by ex-Sergeant Sheridan and Reid; and whether he can explain why the decision was arrived at without hearing the testimony of McGoohan and his son.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
One of the McGoohans made a statement to the officers who conducted the inquiry. The matter was carefully investigated but no evidence was forthcoming to show that the loss sustained by McGoohan was in any way traceable to the action of Sheridan.