HC Deb 25 March 1886 vol 303 cc1783-4
MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will have any objection to lay upon the Table of the House, Copies of the documents by virtue of which private clubs, associations, or individuals have been allowed to occupy or to enclose portions of the Phœnix Park, Dublin, for their private purposes; and, whether he will consent to lay upon the Table, a list of any official investigations that have been held within the last twenty years into the conduct of Phœnix Park officials, with the names of the persons charged, the names of the persons composing the tribunals, and the nature of the charge and result of investigation in each case?


(who replied) said, that if the hon. Member would be good enough to call at the Treasury, he would be afforded the opportunity of inspecting the documents referred to; but he did not think it of advantage to the Public Service to lay them on the Table. As to the second part of the Question, during the last 20 years there had been only two official investigations into charges against Phœnix Park officials. One was in 1868, and was held by two of the Commissioners of Public Works into a charge against a park keeper. The second, in 1875, was held by two Commissioners, and was an inquiry into charges of intemperance against a park bailiff. In the first case, the official was allowed to remain in office; in the second case, the bailiff was called on to resign his appointment.