§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the destruction of the Irish College at Enniscrone, County Sligo, by the armed forces of the Crown; whether these forces burst in the doors 939W and set the building on fire with petrol and straw; whether the raiders afterwards commandeered paint and brushes, with which they defaced the fronts of a number of houses with mottoes such as "Up, Lloyd George "; Up, Cromwell"; "Beware and mind your rotten town"; whether money was found missing from houses visited by the raiders; whether the people were warned not to remove any of the inscriptions and threats were made that the raiders would return and avenge Dublin: and whether he will take any action in this matter?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
I have received a report which states that the town hall of Enniscrone, which is not an Irish college, but in which a course of Irish classes was recently given, was burned down on the 23rd instant, and inscriptions of the kind mentioned were found to have been painted on a number of houses. The police have no knowledge of the persons by whom these outrages were committed, but are making inquiries.