§ 21. Major NEWMAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the extension of 2235 the practice of cattle-driving in parts of Ireland; whether during a raid for cattle near Broadford, county Clare, a collision occurred between a body of police and the raiding party, in which two policemen were badly beaten; and what measures are being taken to deal with the situation?
§ Mr. DUKE
There has been an increase in the number of cases of cattle-driving in the past three months. I am informed that a collision occurred between a party of cattle drivers and the police near Broad-ford, county Clare, on 28th January, and that one policeman was seriously, and three slightly, injured. Some of the party have been identified with a view to proceedings. The constabulary are taking all possible steps with a view to preventing cattle-driving.