§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether several policemen were injured in resisting a cattle-drive at Naas on 20th January; and whether any persons were arrested.
§ MR. BIRRELL
About one o'clock in the morning of 20th January a police patrol of two men found a party of thirty-five men in the act of driving cattle off a farm near Naas. The police endeavoured to identify the offenders and, while doing so, were assaulted and knocked down, but not seriously injured. No person has been arrested.