§ Mr. EDWARD BARRY
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that since a recent eviction in Skibbereen two policemen have been accompanying emergency men employed on the evicted farm to church; whether any threats have been used against the evicting landlord; whether Miss M'Carthy is popular in the town; and, if so, will the township be relieved of the taxation involved in the continuance of the police for this duty?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I am informed by the Constabulary authorities that the men referred to are constantly protected by two police, and that such protection is necessary. The police belong to the county force, and no charge will fall on the local rates for their services. I understand that Miss MacCarthy is personally popular, save with a few persons who sympathise with the evicted tenant.