§ MR. HAYDEN(for Colonel NOLAN) (Galway, N.)
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, If he can now state if the Reverend Mr. Fahy has been committed to prison under the Act 31 of Edward III. c. 1?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES) (Dublin University)
The Rev. W. Fahy was committed to prison for not finding sureties to keep the peace, which he was ordered to do by the magistrates, under the jurisdiction vested in them by their Commission, which forms part of the Common Law.
§ MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)
Arising out of this Question, I should like to ask the right hon. and learned Gentleman if the information stated that Mr. Lewis apprehended violence?
§ MR. HOLMES
The evidence was given in Court vivâ voce. I have no doubt whatever that sufficient evidence was given to justify the magistrates in making the order.