HC Deb 12 June 1890 vol 345 c714
MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick City)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland if he has read the report of the election of harbour engineer for the Port of Limerick, held on Monday last, and if it is legal that representatives publicly elected by a constituency consisting of importers and exporters, and by delegates from the Limerick Corporation, in accordance with an Act of Parliament, could legally proceed to such election by ballot; and whether Sir James Spaight, who assumed to preside at such meeting, as President of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce, was entitled to give two votes on such election?


The subject of this question is one upon which I have no official information; but even if I had the means of obtaining such information, I must point out that the question is one upon which I ought not to give an opinion, relating as it does to the legality of an election which will, I presume, if disputed, be tested in the usual way.