HC Deb 30 November 1882 vol 275 c378

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he can now state the result of the inquiry ordered into the shooting case at Baltinglass, county Wicklow; by whom was the inquiry held, and was it open to the public?


Mr. M'Leod, the Resident Magistrate of the district, went over specially to Baltinglass, and made inquiries respecting the state of the town from several respectable persons living in it—from the clergymen, Protestant and Roman Catholic, from the bankers, and from some shopkeepers, and they all testified that within the last two months there has been a perceptible improvement in its state; and, under these circumstances, it was considered that no good, but possibly mischief, might arise from re-opening Mr. Asher's case.