HC Deb 06 March 1885 vol 295 cc291-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Were charges of drunkenness and assault brought against the Recess police by Thomas Lydon on the 31st October 1884; why was not a sworn inquiry granted, as demanded, and were the charges forwarded; did the police at Recess then bring two charges against Thomas Lydon, and were the cases dismissed; did the police then bring a charge against Thomas Lydon in connection with illicit whiskey, and was it dismissed on the merits; did the police appeal in the latter case, and did the Recorder of Galway attribute partiality to the Bench who dismissed the case, consisting as it did of two resident magistrates; was Lydon then convicted; and, will the Government obtain from the resident magistrates their opinion on the case, and consider the advisability of remitting the fine?


This Question, which obviously involves local inquiries in the West of Ireland, only appeared on the Paper to-day; and I must ask the hon. Member to be good enough to postpone it until Thursday next.