HC Deb 30 October 1884 vol 293 cc536-7

asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, If it is the fact that none of the jurors who came up to be sworn in the conspiracy case of the Queen against G. C. Cornwall (late Secretary to the General Post Office, Dublin), and Martin Oranmore Kirwan (late Captain, Galway Militia), were challenged or directed to stand aside by the Crown; and, whether the Crown will pursue a similar course in the cases of Mr. P. M. Fitzgerald and the Tubbercurry prisoners?


The Question only appeared on the Paper to-day, and I am unable to ascertain what course was taken by the Crown in the cases referred to. But whatever course may have been taken in the case of Cornwall and Kirwan, the case of P. M. Fitzgerald and the Tubbercurry prisoners must be judged of when it arises, and I cannot anticipate what course the Crown will take then.


gave Notice that, tomorrow, he would repeat the Question, and if the answer was not satisfactory he would move the insertion of words in the Address assuring Her Majesty that it was highly desirable, in the interests of public justice, that the Criminal Law in Ireland should be administered with more impartiality between all classes of the people.