§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that at Cranghwell, county Galway, on Monday night, June 4th, the dwelling-house of a Mrs. Ryan was attacked and the windows broken; whether the cause of this attack was that Mrs. Ryan occupied a farm from which the former tenant was evicted many years ago; and what steps he proposes to take to protect defenceless women from such attacks.
I am informed by the police authorities that on May 30th last (not June 4th) a stone was thrown through Mrs. Ryan's shop window by someone who ran away. The reason for throwing the stone is not known to the police. It is the case that Mrs. Ryan took an evicted farm with the consent of the former tenant, but she is stated by the police to be quite popular in the district, and there 889 is no necessity for affording her any special protection.