§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been directed to a report of the proceedings of the South Galway Executive of the United Irish League at Loughrea on 18th November; whether Mr. J. Leahy has offered to surrender his grazing farm to the committee of the Leitrim branch and begged their permission to hold it for a short time to allow him to dispose of his stock; whether Mr. Larkin has undertaken to surrender his farm and also forego his right to a sum of £30 awarded to him as compensation for a malicious injury; whether any cases of intimidation or other disturbance have occurred recently in connection with the holdings of Mr. Larkin and others at Carrowkeel; and whether he has any official information showing that these persons have surrendered their property in deference to the proceedings of the United Irish League.
My attention has not been drawn to the report in question, and I am informed by the police authorities that the meeting referred to was held within doors, and the police have no evidence of what took place at it. I have no information that the persons named have surrendered or have offered to surrender their farms, or that Mr. Larkin has undertaken to forego his right to the sum of £30 awarded to him as compensation for malicious injury. I am informed that the only offence which has recently been committed in connection with the persons named consisted in the breaking of five panes of glass in the windows of Mr. Larkin's house on the night of 24th November.