HC Deb 24 February 1910 vol 14 cc330-1

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that on 12th February, whilst Mr. E. D. O'Brien, with an official of the Land Commission, was inspecting a farm near Ennis, in county Clare, a number of rifle and revolver shots were fired in his direction with an intimidatory object, and whether any attempt has been made to discover the persons who fired the shots?


According to the information furnished to the constabulary authorities a number of revolver shots were fired on the occasion in question. The firing party were not seen, and it cannot be said in what direction the shots were fired. A rifle shot was subsequently fired from a distance. The matter was not reported to the police until more than twenty-four hours later. They then instituted inquiries, but so far without result.