§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether a Constabulary Court of Inquiry was held at Glasslough, County Monaghan, on the 12th May, 1886, to investigate a charge made against Constable Kennedy by two brothers named M'Gonnell, for making use of party expressions; whether six witnesses of good character were called for the defence, and only three for the prosecution; and, why, in the face of the preponderance of evidence being in. favour of the accused, the Court found him guilty of the charge preferred against him?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, said, the facts were substantially as stated in the first paragraph of the Question. The Court of Inquiry, after carefully weighing the evidence, considered the case proved; and the Inspector General found it necessary, in the interest of the Public Service, to order the constable's removal to another county.