65. Captain CRAIG
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman has received a report of the shooting of Martin Henehan, a labourer employed by Mr. Golding, of Bawnboy, county Galway; whether he is aware that Henehan has been severely wounded by a bullet in the leg; whether Mr. Golding has been unpopular in the district for some time; what steps have been taken to protect him and his servants; and whether anyone has been arrested or made amenable?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The police inform me that Martin Henehan, a labourer, employed by Mr. Golding, was fired at on the night of the 12th December and wounded in both legs by some grains of shot. The results are not serious to his health. Mr. Golding has been under police protection for some time and a patrol was on its way 37 to the house when the shots were fired. The night was very dark, and Henehan did not see his assailant, and so far the police have not been able to connect anyone with the offence.