§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a cattle raid was made on the Cloonacuna farm, near Ballina, on Saturday night; whether this is the second incident of the kind on this farm within a few weeks; and, if so, why was it not prevented by the police.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (MR. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
The police have been informed that cattle were driven off Mr. Peter Kelly's farm at the place named on the night of the 22nd ult. Two police patrols had visited the farm at different times on that night, and had found the cattle safe on each occasion. It is stated that the cattle were also driven off about six weeks before. There is no evidence to show how or by whom the cattle were removed on either occasion.