§ MR. TULLY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has inquired into the sworn statements of James McGoohan, of Aughoo, Ballinamore, and his son as to the conduct on their property by ex-Sergeant Sheridan and ex-Constable Reid; and whether it is proposed to award compensation to McGoohan for the loss he sustained.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
James McGoohan declined to swear an information or seek compensation when his hay and turf were thrown down on the night of 6th November, 1899. The petty sessions clerk has no knowledge of his having done so at any time. I am not in possession of any evidence pointing to Sheridan, Reid, or any one else as the persons who threw down these, stacks, although McGoohan, I understand, states that he suspects the ex-constable named in the Question.