I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a cattle-drive on an extensive scale took place on Monday the 20th April last, off a farm called Kiltoghert, near Carrick-on-Shannon, South Leitrim; is he aware that the raid took place in consequence of a series of resolutions passed recently by the South Leitrim executive of the United Irish League; and have any arrests been made.
§ MR. BIRRELL
On 19th April nine head of cattle were driven off the farm in question. I have no information as to the motives which influenced the offenders. No arrests were made, but proceedings have been instituted against eighteen men with the object of having them bound to keep the peace.