§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the evidence given at Galway quarter sessions on Tuesday, when application was made for permission to serve processes for rent by post in consequence of the threatening attitude of the people of Killine towards the process server of the Court; and what steps he proposes to take to protect the officers of the law in the execution of their duty.
§ MR. BIRRELL
My attention has been called to the proceedings referred to in the Question. The police always afford full protection to process servers in the execution of their duty. In this particular case the process server is stated to have made two attempts to serve processes for rent. On the first occassion he made no application for protection; on the contrary, he told a policeman, who happened to meet him, that he required no assistance. On the next day he informed the police that he would make no further attempt to serve the processes, but notwithstanding this statement he made a further attempt on the following day, without asking for protection or even informing the police of his intention.