HC Deb 24 March 1881 vol 259 cc1813-4

asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the following passage in the Irish newspapers of Monday the 21st instant, describing Kerry Assizes:— The trial of the Tralee Land Leaguers was postponed on an affidavit by the Crown Solicitor stating that a fair trial could not be had with the present jury panel, and that witnesses were afraid to give evidence; and, whether he intends to take any steps to remedy such a state of things?


I have seen in one of the Irish papers the paragraph quoted, and I have only to state that the postponement, under the circumstances, is greatly to be regretted; but I hope such a state of things will not long continue. Such matters, I need not say, require the careful consideration of the Government before stating to the House what course it is intended to take.