§ 69. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mr. Sheehy-Skeffington, pacifist, when shot fatally by the military at the Dublin barrack, did not die immediately, but continued to crawl about the barrack yard in his death-agony for more than an hour, while several officers looked on amused; whether one of those officers kicked his body before life was extinct; whether, after burying his body in the barrack yard, the military visited his house, terrified his wife and child, refused to give her any information about her husband and, although he had acted as a pacifist throughout, looted his house under pretence of searching it, smashed furniture and windows, and left it a wreck as it now is; whether the promised trial of those responsible will be such as to admit oath and evidence of these facts; and what in the nature of amends will be made to widow Skeffington and her little boy?
§ Mr. TENNANT
All the facts which have been reported and which have been alleged in reference to this matter are the subject of close investigation at present.