§ MR. CHARLES CRAIG
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that at a cattle-drive, within the last few days, near Drogheda, the tails of a number of cattle were tied together, and that in their endeavours to free themselves portions of the tails of three of the cattle were pulled off; and whether any information is forthcoming as to the perpetrators of this outrage.
§ The following Question also was on the Paper—
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that 554 an outrage was committed near Drogheda on Sunday night, 1st November, last, when four cows were injured by having their tails partially torn off; and what arrests, if any, have been made and what sentences passed.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary informs me that this occurrence had no connection with cattle-driving. It appears to have been the wanton act of four boys, who are being prosecuted for cruelty to animals. This Answer also applies to the Question of the hon. and gallant Member for East Down.