HC Deb 10 March 1885 vol 295 c606

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If a Memorial from the Town Commissioners of Letterkenny was presented last August, praying that Quarter Sessions be held in Letterkenny four times a year; and, if a reply has been sent to the Memorial; if not, what is the cause of the delay?


A Memorial from the Town Commissioners of Letterkenny to the effect stated was received on the 4th September last, and between that time and the following November several other Memorials were received from various localities in Donegal containing proposals for alterations in the Quarter Sessions of the county. These Memorials were all referred to the County Court Judge, who, on the 21st November, furnished his observations thereon; and the matter was then laid before a Committee of the Privy Council. In the meantime the Judge, in October last, had, in pursuance of the Statute, fixed and published his Sessions for the present year. There was nothing, therefore, to be gained by a hurried decision, as any changes which the Privy Council might resolve upon could not come into effect this year. I understand their decision will shortly be made known to the parties interested.