HC Deb 20 May 1878 vol 240 cc262-3

asked Mr.Attorney General for Ireland, Whether his attention has been given to the inquest held in the city of Cork on the body of Richard Andrews, who was killed by a shot fired by sub-constable John Roche on the 5th instant; and, if so, whether, having regard to the statement of the jury that they had agreed to a verdict finding the said John Roche and constable Guerin guilty of manslaughter, upon which the said constables were taken into custody, and to the fact that the said jury subsequently handed to the coroner a verdict of justifiable homicide, on which the said constables were released from custody, he will cause to be made a further investigation by the proper authorities?


I should say that the matter was fully inquired into by the coroner, judging from the lengthened newspaper reports of the inquest referred to by the hon. Gentleman. However, I have given instructions that copies of the depositions taken before the coroner shall be furnished to me.