Dáil Éireann - Volume 18 - 25 January, 1927
WRITTEN ANSWERS. - CO. KILDARE LARCENY.
AODH O CULACHAIN AODH O CULACHAIN
AODH O CULACHAIN asked the Minister for Justice whether he is aware that a donkey-cart and complete set of harness, the property of Thomas Duggan, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, and a donkey owned by Thomas Ennis, also of Prosperous, were stolen on the 1st October, 1925; whether a statement was made about three weeks ago to the Gárda Síochána in Clane, by a man who admitted assisting in the robbery, that the donkey, cart and harness were sold to a man in Trim, Co. Meath, and what action has been taken by the Gárda Síochána in Clane and Trim to trace and restore this property to the owners.
Mr. O'HIGGINS Mr. O'HIGGINS
Mr. O'HIGGINS: I am informed that the facts in regard to the larceny of the donkey, cart and harness are as stated. The Gárda Síochána received information from a tramp who confessed that he took part in the theft, implicating another man. The latter is at present in gaol and his period of imprisonment  will not expire for two years. The Gárda Síochána have not arrested the tramp in connection with the larceny as they consider that he is an imbecile, and his information cannot be corroborated in regard to the person who was stated to have bought the stolen property. The Gárda are pursuing inquiries in the matter, and if the stolen property can be traced it will be returned to the owners.
Dáil Éireann 18 WRITTEN ANSWERS. CO. KILDARE LARCENY.