§ MR. D. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
In the absence of the hon. Member 1228 for West Kerry, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will give the date of the last Catholic appointment to the Bench in the Dingle district; and whether there is any likelihood of any Catholic appointments to the Magistracy being made there?
MR. J. MORLEY
Since the present Government came into Office 29 County Magistrates have been appointed in Kerry, of whom 19 are believed to be Roman Catholics. Two gentlemen were appointed for duty at the Dingle Petty Sessions; one of them, appointed in March, 1893, is a Roman Catholic, and the other, appointed lately, is a Protestant. The Lord Chancellor will be glad to consider the names of any suitable Roman Catholic gentlemen that may be recommended to him for the Commission.