I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on Wednesday night, the 26th February last, a cattle drive on a large scale took place in the Ballybricken district, County Limerick; can he state to whom the lands belonged; what was the object of the outrage; have any arrests been 1529 made; and have any persons been brought to justice.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The fact is as stated in the Question. The cattle which were driven off belonged to five grazing tenants on Roche Kelly estate. The police have no knowledge of the object of the drive, which can only be a matter of opinion. No evidence is forthcoming against any of the offenders. No arrests, therefore, have been made.