HC Deb 17 December 1888 vol 332 cc453-4
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in reference to the arrest of Father Kennedy, R.C.C., Meelin, If he has been made aware that Father Kennedy was riding towards Newmarket Court-house on Friday November 23, when he was thrown from his horse, and severley hurt, and thus prevented from attending in Court, and that the other accused parties went into Newmarket that day to surrender to their bails; and, who is responsible for the fact that the local police authorities were not aware of their duty on that occasion, and that no Resident Magistrate was present at the Court to receive the surrender of these men?

THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN)(who replied) (Dublin University)

said, he was informed that it was the case that the Rev. Mr. Kennedy, while riding to the Newmarket Court-house on the day in question, was thrown from his horse and severely hurt. It was not the case that the other defendants came to Newmarket on that day. There did not appear to have been any neglect of duty on the occasion in question.