HC Deb 12 June 1888 vol 326 cc1824-5
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that at the adjourned Petty Sessions held at Macroom Major General Caddell, R.M., presiding, on May 18, a publican named Denis Cronin and three men found on the premises on Sunday, the 13th instant, were each fined £1 and costs for a breach of the Licensing Act, and that in all the other cases against publicans heard on the first sitting, on the 16th instant, the fines inflicted were 10s. each with costs; if he can state the reason why the fine was doubled in the case of Cronin?


The Resident Magistrate reports that each of the cases referred to in this Question was considered on its merits; and that the Bench of three magistrates were unanimous in inflicting the penalty named in the case of Denis Cronin and three others. Cronin had rendered himself liable to a fine of £10, and three others to a fine of 40s. each.


asked, whether it was a fact that Major General Caddell, who adjudicated on these cases, had on several occasions been obliged to be assisted home by the police on account of his drunken condition?

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