WRITTEN ANSWERS. - KANTURK INCIDENT.

To ask the Minister for Defence whether he is aware that on Monday, 9th October, 1922, a party of National troops returning from Green Hall to Kanturk fired at the house of Mrs. Fitzgerald, broke her windows and smashed here furniture; and what is the reason for such action on the part of the troops.

On the 19th October a party of National troops who were sent to repair the road between Kanturk and Green Hall were ambushed near Fitzgerald's house by a party of Irregulars, who included Dan Fitzgerald, a son of Mrs. Fitzgerald. In their consequent excitement some of the troops fired through the window of Fitzgerald's house, causing some damage.