HC Deb 16 March 1883 vol 277 c694

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called to the murder of a lunatic in the Central Criminal Asylum at Dundrum by a fellow patient; whether it is true that the coroner, as reported in the papers, endeavoured to force the jury at the inquest to alter their finding by threatening to lock them up for the night, and afterwards received the verdict saying he did not like to lock up neighbours for the night; and, if the facts are as stated, whether he will lay the report of the inquest and the finding of the jury upon the Table of the House?


Sir, I am informed that the Dublin authorities are not yet satisfied with the result of their inquiry into this matter. I cannot say, therefore, anything with regard to the facts, neither can I say whether I shall be able to lay the Papers on the Table of the House, But the inquiry, which is still proceeding, will be very thorough; and I hope by-and-bye to be able to answer any Question upon the subject.