HC Deb 28 July 1898 vol 63 c277
MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if the vacancy caused in the Newbliss magistracy, county Monaghan, by the death of Mr. Patrick Duffy, J.P., has been filled by the appointment of a Protestant gentleman; and, seeing that Roman Catholic representation is very low on the Newbliss bench, will he use his opportunities to have it improved?


Two gentlemen, both of whom, I understand, are Protestants, have been appointed to the Commission of the Peace for this district since the death of Mr. Duffy. As regards the second paragraph, I have nothing to add to my replies to previous similar inquiries addressed to me by the honourable Member.