HC Deb 20 August 1894 vol 29 cc17-8
MR. J. O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many Catholics and how many Protestants were on the County Wicklow Bench when the present Government came into Office in August, 1892, and if he has any objection to state the number of Protestants and Catholics who at the present date are Magistrates of the County Wicklow; and can he state what proportion of the population of Wicklow are Catholics?


When the present Government came into Office there were 92 Protestant and 8 Roman Catholic Magistrates in the County Wicklow. The numbers at present are 98 Protestants and 23 Catholics. Seventy-nine per cent. of the population of the county is Roman Catholic.