HC Deb 03 July 1905 vol 148 cc783-4
MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Thomas Keary, D. C., of Kileland, county Galway, has purchased his holding under the Act of 1903; and, if so, what is the extent of the holding; whether Mr. Keary has applied to Mr. White, R. M., for a licence for a gun to protect his crops; and, if so, has it been granted; if not, can he state the reason of its refusal.


Proceedings for the purchase by Mr. Keary of his holding, comprising sixty-three acres, are pending before the Estates Commissioners. The resident magistrate has, in the exercise of the discretion vested in him, refused to grant to Mr. Keary a licence to carry a gun. I am not prepared to answer the last inquiry. The matter is not one which calls for my interference.