HC Deb 15 March 1886 vol 303 c817
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is true that, on the 2nd day of last November, a gentleman named Patrick Corkery was violently assaulted without cause, on the public road at Millstreet, by Head Constable O'Brien and Constable Byrne; whether the unpaid magistrates in Millstreet, upon the 31st December, dismissed the charge brought by Patrick Corkery, and corroborated by several witnesses against O'Brien and Byrne; and, whether an inquiry into the circumstances of the case will be made at an early and fitting opportunity?


, in reply, said, this case of alleged assault had been investigated by a Bench consisting of a Resident Magistrate and four local mgiastrates, and was dismissed on the merits. There was no corroborative evidence.