HC Deb 19 June 1890 vol 345 cc1345-6
MR. P. J. O'BRIEN (Tipperary, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the Report furnished to him in the case of charges of forgery and fraud made by John Maher, of Lorrha, against Sergeant Lord, of that station, the fact is stated that some time after Maher had made his complaint to the Inspector General of Constabulary, he was waited on by Mr. Doolan, J.P., with an offer of the money that Lord had previously refused to pay him; and whether, in view of this presumptive evidence that the amount claimed was due, and that Sergeant Lord was guilty of fraud on the Police Authorities by returning as a voucher a forged receipt for the money that had not been paid, the Government will direct the Attorney General to consider the case with a view to the vindication of justice?


The Local Constabulary officer reports that he has not ascertained that the Magistrate mentioned intervened at any time as alleged, nor has the further inquiry instituted resulted in any discovery that the Sergeant had acted improperly in the case. The Inspector General is still pursuing the inquiry.