§ MR. SHEEHY (Galway, S.)
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether he is aware that substantial bail has been offered on behalf of the Woodford prisoners; and, whether, having regard to the present peaceable condition of the district, he will instruct the Crown Solicitor of Galway to take bail for the appearance of the prisoners at trial?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (MR. HOLMES) (Dublin University)
It is the Court of Petty Sessions or the Supreme Court, not the Crown Solicitor, that makes an order allowing a prisoner to be discharged on bail; but it is usual, when such an application is made, for the Crown Solicitor to consent or to oppose. The charge against the Woodford prisoners is a very serious one; and the Crown, I fear, will be obliged to oppose any application on the part of the prisoners for bail.