HC Deb 26 June 1882 vol 271 c393

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called to the manner in which the juries were empanelled in the case of the boy Melody, at Ballina, and the exclusion of jurors on religious and political grounds; if he can state what compensation the Government has given to the family of Melody, and the families of those who were wounded in the recent affray; and, whether he can now give the House an assurance that the services of Sub-Inspector Ball have been entirely dispensed with?


My right hon. Friend the Attorney General for Ireland having had the depositions taken before the Coroner in this case under his consideration, has thought it right to direct the Crown Solicitor to have an application made to the magistrates to receive information against Sub-Inspector Ball for the manslaughter of Melody. Pending these proceedings the Government cannot move further in the matter.