§ MR. T. L. CORBETT (Down, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the police have received reports of horse and cattle maiming outrages in the neighbourhood of Athenry during the last three months; how many of such cases have been reported; and what steps have been taken to discover the perpetrators.
The Inspector-General of Constabulary has during the past three months received reports of two cases of the nature referred to from the district of Athenry. The police have made every effort to clear up these cases and to bring offenders to justice, but have not so far succeeded in securing sufficient evidence against any person.
§ MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)
Is it not the fact that these outrages are alleged to have occurred on the property of Lord Clanricarde? Has not the claim for compensation been abandoned, and is it not believed that the claimant was a party to the outrage?