HC Deb 19 March 1883 vol 277 cc798-9

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is true that nineteen cases of fever and five deaths occurred, as alleged, from the holding of a wake in Dublin; and, whether he will cause a full inquiry into the facts?


I have already stated, Sir, in reply to a former Question, that the Medical Inspector of the Local Government Board, who investigated this case, reported that there was no evidence to show that any person contracted the fever at the wake, and that the spread of the disease was mainly caused by concealment. As at present advised, I do not see that there is any reason for fuller inquiry; but I have asked the Local Government Board for their opinion on that point.