HC Deb 22 November 1906 vol 165 c978

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Thomas Keary, D.C., of Kililand Mills, county Galway, has purchased his holding, which contains 40 acres; and whether he will direct the resident magistrate to grant him a licence for a gun so that he may protect his crop.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) It is, I am informed, the fact that Mr. Keary has purchased his farm. I understand that the resident magistrate of the district has, in the exercise of the discretion vested in him, refused to issue a licence to Mr. Keary for the possession of arms. The matter does not appear to require any interference by the Irish Government.