HC Deb 21 March 1893 vol 10 cc661-2
MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that the County of Leitrim is at present in a crimeless state; whether the Reports, on which Lord Chief Justice O'Brien at the Winter Assizes at Sligo, and Mr. Justice Andrews at the Spring Assizes in Leitrim, based their Charges to the Grand Juries, were supplied by the County Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary, who is a non-resident in Leitrim; and what steps will be taken to compel this County Inspector to reside in the County of Leitrim?


I regret to say that the County Leitrim cannot be regarded as being free from crime at. present. The Return of offences in Sligo presented to the Lord Chief Justice at the late Winter Assizes was prepared in the ordinary way by the County Inspector who, however, was unable from illness to personally present it to the Judge. With regard to the question of the residence of the County Inspector of Leitrim, it is true he resides, geographically, outside that county; but his residence is only a little more than a mile distant from Carrick-on-Shannon, his county headquarters, and as no incon- venience is caused thereby, it is not proposed to take any action in the direct ion suggested.