§ MR. DUFFY (Galway, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware that the employees of Lord Gough, Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, held a hurling tournament quite recently at Baunraugh, near Gort, with an intimidatory purpose; whether the walls of the farm of Mr. James Mahoney, an annuitant tenant, were levelled to the ground on the occasion; and what action the police authorities have taken in the matter.
992 (Answered by Mr. Cherry.) The police authorities have ascertained that on 22nd December a party of about 100 men assembled at Baunraugh for the ostensible purpose of playing hurley, but that after playing a few minutes they proceeded to level about 170 yards of a stone fence on Mr. Mahoney's farm. So far as the police have been able to ascertain, only two of the party were in the employment of Lord Gough. The police have been unable to obtain evidence which would justify proceedings in the case.