HC Deb 27 February 1893 vol 9 cc439-40

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether a man named. Bryan Dogherty was convicted at the Ballyshannon Petty Sessions in July last of poaching in the Bundrowes River, and in consequence of being an old offender was fined £9 and costs in each of two cases against him, this conviction being subsequently upheld on appeal to the Quarter Sessions held at Donegal in October last; whether Dogherty, having subsequently petitioned the Lord Lieutenant, got the fines reduced to £5; was this Petition submitted to the local resident Magistrate for his opinion or sanction previous to the reduction being made; and have the warrants for the reduced fines been executed?


Dogherty was convicted at Ballyshannon Petty Sessions in June and July of last year, and the facts are substantially stated by the hon. and gallant Member. The penalties were reduced on the recommendation of the Magistrates in Petty Sessions, whose opinion was obtained in the usual course, and the warrants have been executed and the reduced fines paid.