HC Deb 09 September 1886 vol 308 c1752
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?


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.