§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that at the recent petty sessions in Dunboyne, county Meath, a man named Tighe was fined 1s. for trespass on the moor of Meath, the said moor having been a free common from time immemorial; and whether the fine will be remitted?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The person named in the Question was fined in the sum of 1s. and costs for malicious injury to a fence. I am informed that the fence forms no part of a free common, but is on leasehold land belonging to Colonel Hartley, whose title was admitted by counsel for the defendant. There appear to be no sufficient reasons, therefore, for remitting the fine as suggested.