HC Deb 12 March 1889 vol 333 cc1508-9
MR. THEOBALD (Essex, Romford)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland a Question of which I have given him private notice—namely, whether Father Byrne has issued a summons against Lieutenant Geoghegan for creating a disturbance in his church; and on what ground he has done so, when the disturbance was created by Father Byrne, who incited the soldiers to mutinous conduct?


The Question was not put into my hands until I came into the House, and I have had no information to enable me to answer it. If the hon. Member will put the Question on the paper I will endeavour to answer that part of it which does not deal with any question which is before the Courts.


Is the law now open to Father Byrne as well as to any other subject of the Queen?