§ 30. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Prime Minister if he has received a further letter, dated 11th April, 1921, from Mrs. O'Callaghan, widow of the murdered ex-mayor of Limerick, denying that she is in any way terrorised by the Irish republican army, and resenting the insinuation that her husband was murdered by members of it; if he is aware that Joseph O'Donoghue, an active member of the Irish republican army, was also murdered on the same night as the mayor and ex-mayor; that a soldier who was on duty as sentry on the night of the murder gave evidence at the original inquiry that three men passed him unchallenged after curfew; that he heard shots from the direction towards which they had gone; that he heard the men returning; and that no effort was made to stop or search these men by the military and police in charge of the city; and will he now reconsider his decision not to set up a tribunal consisting of others than the persons in charge of the Crown forces?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth parts, I have at present no information, but inquiries are being made; and, in regard to the last part, I can add nothing to the very full replies which I gave on the 7th April in answer to questions upon this subject.