I wish to ask whether now, or at any other time, such as on the adjournment, the Ministry will be able to give the Dáil any further information upon the appalling occurrence at Ballyconnell yesterday. I need not go into the details. All who read the morning Press are cognisant of what occurred, and know that it was so startling and so astounding that, I think, if there is any further information bearing upon this shocking occurrence, where two civilians were murdered by Irregulars, and where the life of another was seriously endangered, I think it is important it should be given to the Dáil at once. Questions have been raised in connection with the deaths of other people, and I think the safety of the civilian population is as much a matter of public interest as is the question of the lives of people taken in arms against the Government.

I think if the Deputy raises the matter on the adjournment it will be the most suitable thing to do.