HC Deb 03 March 1908 vol 185 c548

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a cattle-drive was carried out recently at Grangemore, on the grazing farm of Mr. R. Vesey Stoney, of Rosturk, county Mayo; can he inform the House if anyone has been arrested in connection with the outrage; and can he say what steps, if any, have been taken to bring the perpetrators to justice.


The police authorities inform me that on 19th February at 5 p.m. a police patrol visited Mr. Stoney's farm at Grangemore, County Roscommon, at which time there were thirty-six head of cattle on the farm. Two hours later the police found fifteen of the cattle wandering on the road and gave them up to the herd. No persons were observed in the vicinity. The police closely inquired into the matter but could find no evidence against anyone.