HC Deb 27 March 1893 vol 10 cc1175-6
MR. DANE (Fermanagh, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, as stated in The Freeman's Journal of 23rd March, 1893, a process server, attempting to serve nine writs from the Superior Courts in Dublin, was attacked by a mob, knocked down, and beaten and pelted with mud; that eight of the writs were taken from him by force, and that he was told not to come there again if he valued his life; whether the Vice Chancellor of Ireland, as Vacation Judge, has directed that sealed copies of the writs be issued out of the Record and Writ Office, and service effected by means of registered letters; and will the Government institute steps to enforce the law in County Mayo?


I understand there is another side to this story. I say that without impugning the facts mentioned by the hon. Gentleman. I will make inquiry into the subject.