HC Deb 11 March 1889 vol 333 c1381
MR. P. J. POWER (Waterford, B.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether cases entered for hearing at Cappoquin Petty Sessions on 24th January, and requiring the attendance of two magistrates, were adjourned to 7th February as only one magistrate attended; (2) whether, on 7th February, such case were again adjourned to 21st February as only one magistrate attended; (3) whether, on 21st February, another adjournment again took place for the same reason; (4) what prevented the Resident Magistrate attending Cappoquin ordinary Petty Sessions on the days in question; (5) and, whether any steps can be taken to prevent the inconveniences to professional gentlemen and their clients that follow such adjournments?


The facts are as stated in the first three paragraphs. The district Resident Magistrate was unable to attend on any of the occasions in question owing to his having been engaged on other duties.