§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on Sunday night, 26th January, shots were fired outside the house of Mr. Cooney, a farmer at Carrowbane, near Gort, with an intimidatory purpose; whether this farmer has been previously molested, and on what grounds; and whether any action has been taken in reference to the matter.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The facts are as stated in the first part of the Question. In the month of December last part of a boundary fence on Mr. Cooney's farm was injured. The police have made full inquiries in the matter, but so far have not succeeded in bringing the offender to justice.