HC Deb 09 September 1887 vol 321 cc17-8
MR. SEXTON(for Dr. TANNER) (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that Daniel O'Connor, of Carrigrohane, Cork, was arrested on the 20th August last, at the instance of Mr. Gallagher, the bailiff to a solicitor named Bass in the City of Cork, on the occasion of O'Connor's eviction; whether the Constabulary are, in cases of eviction, to take their orders from the bailiffs; whether Mr. O'Connor has been detained in prison for a considerable time in consequence of Gallagher's charge; whether it is a fact that, when brought before two Resident Magistrates at the Ballincollig Courthouse on Saturday last, under subsection 2 of the Criminal Law and Procedure Act, the magistrates decided to discharge Mr. O'Connor; and, whether orders will be given to the Constabulary not to proceed in the same way in future?

THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN)(who replied) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)

said, that Daniel O'Connor was very violent, and threatened to take the bailiff's life. O'Connor was arrested; but not at the instance of Gallagher. He was remanded; but the Resident Magistrate admitted him to bail, which he refused to accept. On a point of procedure, the case was dismissed by the two Resident, Magistrates before whom it came, no rule being marked.