§ MR. FLAVIN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of criminal cases tried and the sentences passed by. Lord Justice Holmes at the Kerry Assizes during the present month; and also, whether he can state what is the condition of the county of Kerry.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
One case, in which a sentence of twenty-four hours imprisonment was passed. The prisoner had been in custody for three months. The county is on the whole in a fairly satisfactory condition, but I regret to say that it is still necessary to afford police protection to twenty-two persons as the result of agrarian disputes. Twelve of these persons are receiving constant protection.