§ MR. MACARTNEY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on the night of 30th January last a quantity of hay and straw, valued at:£100, the property of Moses Benizer, of Kilbreedy, Kildimo, County Limerick, was maliciously burned; that, on the following day, a load of straw which he had bought to replace some of the burned stuff was also set on fire and consumed; and that, on 2nd February, a cowhouse, his property, was maliciously burned down; and whether, in view of the fact that Mr. Benizer was awarded compensation by the Grand Jury on several previous occasions for nuilicious injuries, any steps have been taken to afford him protection?
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
Is it not a fact that the servant of this man has been arrested by the police and returned for trial on a charge of having committed the offence?
MR. J. MORLEY
Yes, Sir. The facts stated in the first paragraph are substantially correct, and the result of the action taken by the police to afford protection to Mr. Bovenizer (not Benizer) and his property has been that a servant girl in his employment has been arrested 1587 and returned by the magistrates for trial to the Spring Assizes charged with the crime of maliciously setting fire to his premises.