HC Deb 13 March 1890 vol 342 c695

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the address of the Judge, Mr. Justice Johnson, to the Grand Jury on the occasion of the opening of the Commission for the County Sligo on the 7th inst., in which he congratulated them On the fact that there was only one case (which had been adjourned from the Winter Assizes) to go before them, and said that— It was a very satisfactory condition for such a large county; and whether, in view of this expression of opinion from the learned Judge, he will explain the reasons why the county town was proclaimed some two months ago under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act?


I understand that it is the case that the learned Judge at Assizes called attention to the satisfactory condition of the County Sligo. The town of Sligo was proclaimed under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1877, with a view to put down certain intimidation with regard to the taking of evicted farms. That proclamation was subsequently removed on February 10, 1890.