§ MR. HEALY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, How many Catholic magistrates are there in the P. S. District of Castle-blayney, county Monaghan; is it the fact that, although the vast majority of the magistrates are non-Catholic, another Protestant magistrate has been appointed within the last few months, and that the Lord Chancellor has it in contemplation to still further increase the disparity, by creating another non-Catholic justice in the town; is he aware that a strong feeling prevails amongst the majority of the inhabitants of Castleblayney on the subject; and, is it the case that there is no Catholic in the town fit to be made magistrate?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
There are no Roman Catholic magistrates in the Petty Sessions district of Castleblayney. On the 9th of January last, there being then much need of a magistrate in the district, a gentleman in every way qualified for the Commission of the Peace was appointed. He is a Protestant. The name of no Catholic gentleman has been submitted to the Lord Chancellor either then or since.