I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if ho is aware that a party of masked men on 20th May raided the houses of a man in the employment of Lord Clancarty, and five others, at Killemadeema, near Loughrea, find carried off their arms; if any arrests have been made; and if this district is in a satisfactory condition.
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The police authorities inform me that no offence of the nature described was committed on or about the 20th May. The Question is probably meant to refer to offences committed in the locality named on 9th May, and as to that I would refer to my Answer to the hon. Member for the Rye Division on 29th of last month. † No arrests have been made. This is one of the districts† See(4) Debates, clxxiv., 1554.687 in the west of Ireland the condition of which is not satisfactory.