§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the nature of the outrage committed on 8th January, at the residence of Mrs. Cooper-Chad-wick, at Ballinard, Tipperary; whether this lady has been under police protection and, if so, for what reason; and whether the persons who committed this outrage have been discovered.
§ MR. BIRRELL
On the evening of 7th January an explosion took place outside Mrs. Cooper-Chadwick's house. It was found that a wheel-box containing powder had been placed at some yards distance from the house and exploded. The distance at which the explosion took place was such that the building was not materially injured. Mrs. Cooper-Chadwick had recently evicted a tenant. At the time of the outrage she was receiving protection by police patrols, and she has since been afforded closer protection. The offenders have not been discovered.
§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
Is it not the fact that at the time of the committal of this outrage friendly negotiations were proceeding for the sale of this estate, and have not the tenants and the local bodies condemned it as the work of the outrage-monger?
§ [No Answer was returned.]