§ Mr. SANDYS
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that cattle-drives have recently taken place in the following districts: On Thomas Flynn's lands, Moyna, Buckfield, Westport, on or about 11th January; on Phady O'Brien's lands, Bally-ogan, on or about Sunday 28th and Monday 29th January; near Carrigaline on 7th February; and on a grazing farm at Syl-vane, Tuam, in the occupation of Messrs. Lynskey, on or about 10th February; and what steps he is taking to prevent these occurrences?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The constabulary authorities inform me that a cattle drive from the lands of Thos. Flynn, on 11th January last, and two drives from the lands of Thady O'Brien on 29th January and 2nd February respectively have been reported. The cases alleged to have taken place near Carrigaline and Sylvane are not believed by the police to have been genuine. All reasonable steps are being taken by the police to prevent such occurrences.