asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether his attention has been called to the following paragraph in the Dublin correspondence of the "Daily News," of April 26th, respecting the disagreement of the second jury in the case of Timothy Kelly:—The position in which the jury stood was unconsciously revealed by the foreman, who, when the judge replied to a question asked upon the subject of these two witnesses, turned to the obstinate juror with the observation, 'There, now,' at which the juror coloured up, and clearly saw that a great many people had observed him;and, whether he will take steps to protect jurors from being intimidated in this manner in the conscientious discharge of their duty in a capital case which is still sub judice?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
I presume by the last passage in the Question that the hon. Member intended to put it to my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney General for Ireland. [Mr. O'BRIEN: No.] Well, in reply to the Question, I have to say that, no doubt, the Attorney General for Ireland will take all necessary steps to protect against intimidation the jurors serving upon the trials now pending in Dublin. As regards the alleged incident referred to, I do not think there is anything in it which calls for any action on the part of the Attorney General for Ireland.
Will the right hon. Gentleman be prepared to extend similar toleration to the National journals in Ireland when commenting upon the administration of justice?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Well, Sir, I think that anyone who read some of the Dublin journals last week will think that we have pretty broad ideas of toleration.