asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that seven men are now awaiting trial for cattle-driving on the lands of Kilgarvin glebe, Athlone, the property of Major Eustace; that eight other men subsequently entered and drove the cattle on the same lands and have been put under a rule of bail; and what steps the Government intend to take to protect Major Eustace in the exercise of his lawful rights?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Inspector-General informs me that on the 3rd May the police arrested seven persons who were driving cattle off the lands of Major Eustace, and they were returned for trial. On the 6th May the police arrested eight other men who were driving cattle off the same lands. These men were also returned for trial. They were also bound to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for twelve months. The police will do all that is reasonably possible to prevent further interference with this gentleman's cattle.