WE regret not being able to publish, this day, the letter of our Reporter, who has returned from Skibbereen, where an inquest was to have been held on Monday last, on the bodies of three men, whose deaths are attributed to starvation. The inquest was not held, the Coroner being unable to attend, from the accumulation of business in the district in which he resides! –a fact that speaks volumes for the desperate condition of the people.

On the examination of the bodies, after being exhumed, there was found no trace of food in the stomach or intestines. The greatest sensation pervades the locality, it being currently rumoured and believed that certain officials connected with the Board of Works are averse to, or wish to procrastinate, an investigation into the cause of this dreadful mortality.

We shall publish the letter in our next.