HC Deb 12 April 1883 vol 278 cc64-5

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is the case that the right of issuing tickets of admission to the Green Street Courthouse, during the present Commission, has been taken out of the hands of the high sheriff of the city of Dublin by Mr. Jenkinson, of the Criminal Investigation Department, Dublin Castle; whether it is the fact that the Green Street Courthouse has been built and maintained by the Dublin Corporation, on whose; nomination the high sheriff was appointed; and, under what power an officer of police in Dublin Castle can set aside the privilege of a high sheriff to regulate admissions to the court of which he is the chief officer?


Sir, all the arrangements in this matter have been placed in the hands of the Chief Commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, Mr. Harrel. This was done with the full concurrence of the Sheriffs, who were previously communicated with. The Green Street Court-house was built and has been maintained by the Dublin Corporation.


Does the right hon. Gentleman know whether the City High Sheriff had arrangements actually made, and tickets actually printed for admission, and was obliged to cancel them on being summoned to Dublin Castle before Mr. Jenkinson?


I am not aware of that. The answer I have got is, that the arrangements were made with the concurrence of the Sheriffs. If the hon. Member will put that as a further Question, I will make inquiries.