HC Deb 26 March 1889 vol 334 cc835-6
MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)

asked the Solicitor General for Ireland, having regard to the charges as to the treatment of political prisoners proved against Mr. Francis MacGillicuddy Eager, ex-Governor of Limerick Gaol, and reported in the Debates of this House, if it is the intention of the Lord Chancellor to continue that gentleman in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Clare; and if he is aware that the appointment in question has excited much surprise and indignation in the district in which Mr. Eager resides?


The gentleman referred to in the Question was appointed to the Commission of the Peace in the usual way on the recommendation of the Lord Lieutenant of the county. I am not aware that the appointment in question has been received in the manner suggested in the Question. The Lord Chancellor sees no reason why Mr. Eager should not continue to hold the Commission of the Peace.


I may inform the hon. and learned Gentleman that I have received a number of letters from influential persons residing in the district protesting against the action of this gentleman.