§ *MR. CHARLES CRAIG
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if he is aware that on the night of February 23rd 1905, 500 yards of double walls were thrown down on a grass farm known as Moyvilla, in county Galway, belonging to Patrick Costello, because he refused to surrender it to be divided up amongst the surrounding tillage farms; whether the police have arrested any of the perpetrators of this outrage; and what steps the Government have taken, or intend to take, in the matter.
§ MR. ATKINSON
It is the fact that on the night of February 23rd about 460 yards of a stone wall on the farm referred to were thrown down. Pending the further investigations that are now being made in the matter I am unable to ascribe a motive for this outrage. I am informed that shortly before this occurrence Patrick Costello received a letter purporting to come from the local branch of the United Irish League asking him to surrender the farm on May 1st next, and that Costello replied, declining to do so. No arrests have as yet been made. The police, however, are making every effort to detect the offenders, and the condition of the district is receiving the very careful attention of the authorities.
§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
Will any effort be made by the authorities at Dublin Castle to suppress the United Irish League in this district?