§ 7. Mr. JOHN ROCHE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland upon whose authority, and by what right, the police stationed at the Loosecaune barrack, Woodford, county Galway, arc employed as gamekeepers for Lord Clanricarde, as they have been acting so on the Derrygoolin Mountains for some time?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension. The police at this station are not, and never have been, acting as gamekeepers for Lord Clanricarde. Two police are daily employed since the 1st instant protecting a gamekeeper in the employment of a gentleman who has rented the shooting of this mountain.
§ Mr. KILBRIDE
May I ask whether this gamekeeper is under police protection, and whether the people for whom he is acting, Radcliffe and Battersby, are a pair of grabbers?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The gamekeeper is, as I have already said, under police protection, the object being to secure him from any attack.