§ MR. CHARLES CRAIG (Antrim, S.):
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on Sunday night the 29th March, shots were fired into the house of a man named Niland, on the St. George estate, at Kilcolgar, county Galway; that the house of a man named Kearney, on the same estate, has already been fired into; and that the house of a man named Patrick Sheehan, on the same estate, has been fired into three times; whether any arrests have been made in connection with any of these outrages; and what steps have been taken to prevent a repetition of these firings.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The house of William Niland was fired into on the night of 251 29th March last. The house of Patrick Kearney was fired into on 20th February, 1906, and that of Patrick Sheehan was fired into on two occasions, namely, 9th January, 1905 and 5th June, 1906. In the case of Kearney three persons were arrested, of whom two were discharged at petty sessions for want of evidence and the third was acquitted at assizes. In the other cases no arrests were made. The persons whose houses were fired into are receiving police protection.