§ 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?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
, 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.