§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland how many new licences for the sale of intoxicating liquors were granted in the County Donegal at the annual Licensing Sessions held in October last; how many have since been granted; and if in this county large sums of public money have recently and are now being spent, owing to the strong representations made that the in habitants were in great destitution, and that famine was imminent?
§ MR. MADDEN
I am informed that twenty-two new licences were granted at the annual Licensing Sessions held in County Donegal in October last, and that one new licence has since been granted. I have also to say that considerable sums of public money have recently been spent in relief of destitution in the county.