HC Deb 16 November 1882 vol 274 c1534

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. Mansfield, lately E.M. in the county Galway, has been ordered to give up his official papers to another resident magistrate, and been relieved from his duties within the past week; whether this is in consequence of his having arrested Matthew Harris, lately imprisoned as a suspect and organiser of the Land League, for seditious speaking at a public meeting; and, whether Mr. Mansfield's action is to be rewarded by temporary or permanent suspension?


The want of discretion exhibited by Captain Mansfield on the occasion of the arrest of Mr. Matthew Harris was, in the opinion of the Irish Government, such as to call for disapproval. Captain Mansfield has therefore been relieved of his duties in the Portumna district, and will shortly be appointed to another district.