§ Mr. SANDYS
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware of the outrages recently committed against the following persons at the places named, and will he say what was the nature of each occurrence: Bernard O'Hara, at Kinvara, on 16th January; George Houlihan, at Coolderry, Borrisoleigh, on 31st January; Thomas Fallon, at Cappatagle, near Ballinasloe, on 10th February; Joseph Wilson, near Armagh, on 10th February; William Whelan, at Cross Street, Portumna, on 16th February; and Michael Flanaghan, at Lisheen, near Kilfenora, on 20th and 25th February?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The police authorities inform me that a shot was fired at Bernard O'Hara on 16th January; one man arrested and awaiting trial at assizes. Five shots were fired outside George Houlihan's house on 31st January; two persons arrested and one awaiting trial. Two shots were fired at Bernard Fallon on 10th February; no arrest made. On 10th February R. Wilson was injured by a 1067W shot; two persons were tried at Assizes, one was acquitted and the jury disagreed as regards the other. The house of W. Whelan was fired into on 21st February; no arrest made. On 20th and 25th February explosions occurred in house of M. Flanagan, caused maliciously; one person committed for trial to Assizes.