§ MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E.)
; I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that while the extra police were stationed at Cloncah, County Galway, several massive iron gates were stolen off the lands, also a heavy stone trough that was in use in the yard of the house the police were stationed in; and what steps will be taken by the present Government for the recovery of the stolen property.
I am informed by the police authorities that no complaint was made to the local police of any theft in this case. The police, however, subsequently heard incidentally that a pair of old iron gates were missing from the lands in question, whereupon they made search for them, but failed to trace them. They have ascertained that the stone trough referred to was presented by the owner to his herd, in whose possession it remains. The extra police had left Cloncah at the date of the disappearance of the gates.