asked if the promised inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Acting-Sergeant Costelloe, Royal Irish Constabulary, Clonbern, county Galway, has been held; who conducted the inquiry; whether it was an inquiry on oath; whether a report has been made as to the result; and what the nature of the report is?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
An inquiry has been held by Mr. Davies, Assistant Inspector-General of Constabulary, into the circumstances connected with the death of Acting-Sergeant Costelloe. The inquiry was not and could not have been on oath. Mr. Davies investigated the case very fully and has made a report which shows that the unfortunate occurrence was in no way attributable to the treatment of Costelloe by his superiors, who appear to have acted towards him with kindness and consideration.