HC Deb 24 July 1879 vol 248 cc1173-4

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If Mr. John C. Pounden, of Ballywalter, co. Wexford, is a Justice of the Peace for that county, and if he presided recently at a Twelfth of July Celebration dinner in the Orange Hall, Gorey; whether the parties over whom he presided on that occasion subsequently displayed firearms through the town, and whether breaches of the peace occurred in consequence; and, whether his conduct in so acting is approved by the Government?


Sir, I have not yet been able to receive information on this subject. As soon as I saw the Notice of the hon. Gentleman's Question I sent over to inquire; but there has not been as yet any time to receive a reply. However, I cannot say that this gentleman, assuming that the facts are as stated, was guilty of any act calling for censure, because there is no statement that he accompanied any of the parties.