HC Deb 12 June 1883 vol 280 cc383-4

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the statement, which recently appeared in the "Central News"— That the authorities had received information that Mr. Jury, of Dame Street, Dublin, had been poisoned by the Invincibles, was correct; and, whether any steps have been taken, by the exhumation of the body or otherwise, to verify this information?


Before the right hon. Gentleman answers the Question, I would like to know, how soon was the body exhumed, and who was the analyst by whom the examination was conducted?


Sir, P. J. Tynan, one of the "Invincibles," appears to have boasted, shortly after the death of Mr. Jury, in College Green, that he had poisoned him. There is no doubt that the belief that ho had done so was honestly—if I may use the word—and pretty generally held among the principals of the gang of "Invincibles," and amongst those who were most in Tynan's confidence. It was, consequently, believed by the authorities that sufficient ground existed for an investigation; and Mr. Jury's body was, with Mrs. Jury's consent, exhumed, the exact date of which I am not aware of. However, after a careful analysis by Dr. Cameron, the analyst of the City of Dublin, no trace of poison has been discovered.