HC Deb 19 June 1907 vol 176 c480

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the offer of a £2 reward for the discovery of persons who laid poison all over Mr. McTernan's land at Lyonstown, with the effect that all his dogs, some cats, and ducks, were killed; whether the police have reported any reason for this outrage; and whether any persons have been arrested in connection therewith.


The hon. Member has been misinformed. No reward has been publicly offered in this case. Captain McTernan recently poisoned his lands which are used for sporting purposes, and gave the usual statutory notice of the fact. Certain domestic animals belonging to persons in the locality were poisoned on the lands, but none of them belonged to Captain McTernan. No outrage was committed, and consequently no arrests have been made.