§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the police authorities have taken steps to bring to justice the parties who fired into Deboe's dwelling-house at Gortumloe, county Westmeath; has the portion of the ammunition discovered on the scene of the outrage been compared with the stocks kept by the local dealers; and has any inquiry been made as to the movements of the parties on the occasion of the outrage who are licensed to keep breechloading guns in the locality; and whether he can state 180 what has been the result of the action, if any, of the police authorities in this case.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The police have used, and are continuing to use, all possible exertions to discover and bring to justice the offenders in this case. It is, for obvious reasons, undesirable to detail the steps which have been taken to that end, but the hon. Member may rest assured that nothing will be left undone which would tend to secure the object in view.