§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork County, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to a resolution of the Michelstown Board of Guardians regarding the police protection post at Corracunna, county Cork; and whether, seeing that this police post is situated in the midst of a peaceful district, where any form of crime, agrarian or otherwise, is absolutely unknown, he will take such action as may be necessary for its discontinuance, and further direct that the expenses connected with its main- 892 tenance hitherto shall not fall upon the ratepayers of the district.
My attention has been called to the resolution in question. The protection post at Corracunna was established to provide for the protection of the caretaker of a farm as to which there is a dispute. The police authorities consider the protection post to be still necessary, but it will be discontinued as soon as the circumstances may permit. The cost does not fall upon the ratepayers.