HC Deb 30 April 1888 vol 325 cc898-9
MR. J. O'CONNOR (Tipperary, S.) (for Dr. TANNER) (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What was the technical character of the injuries inflicted upon Sergeant O'Shea by Creedon, in Macroom, on the 8th of April last, and how these injuries placed O'Shea's life in jeopardy; were they inflicted by any weapon; and, what were the professional reasons alleged to have been given by Dr. Crooke for his refusal to allow Dr. White to visit Sergeant O'Shea?

THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.) ,

in reply, said, that from the Report of the Inspector General of Constabulary it appeared that the injuries which caused concussion of the brain were inflicted by a heavy broken bough of a tree. The reason Dr. Crooke objected to Dr. White visiting Sergeant O'Shea, was that he did not consider it necessary to have a second doctor.