§ MR. BARRY (Wexford, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been drawn to the proceedings at the Wexford Spring Assizes, where, according to a report in The Times of 26th March,Mr. Justice Johnson congratulated the Grand Jury on the fact that there were no prisoners for trial, notwithstanding the fact that eight months had elapsed since a Judge had last sat in Wexford;and, whether he is aware that county Wexford, for its size, contains more branches of the National League than any other county in Ireland?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
It is quite true that there was a maiden Assize at Wexford this spring. The information in the possession of the Government does not enable them to decide whether the County Wexford occupies the prominent position stated by the hon. Member.
§ MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
asked, if it was not the case that the Orange Society had ramifications in Wexford?