HC Deb 03 April 1879 vol 245 c266

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether the jury who convicted Peter Brennan of perjury at Drogheda afterwards forwarded a memorial to the Lord Lieutenant asking for a sworn inquiry, and stating that Brennan was convicted wrongly, owing to the informations against him not having been laid before them at the trial; and, if so, whether the Government will grant an inquiry into Brennan's case?


Sir, representation was made to the Lord Lieutenant in this matter. It was referred to the Judge who tried the case, and, acting on his advice, it has been decided that no further steps shall be taken.