HC Deb 20 October 1899 vol 77 cc379-80

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the language used by County Judge Curran, when addressing the Grand Jury at Quarter Sessions, held in Mullingar on 16th October, when the judge, referring to a resolution recently passed by the County Council refusing to heat the courthouse on account of the action of the sheriff in preventing the erection of the national flag on the court house, said that if he had the proposer and seconder of that resolution before him he would send them to gaol for contempt of court: and, whether he will call the attention of the Lord Chancellor to the language used by the learned judge on that occasion.


I have communicated with the learned judge on the subject of this question, and will ask the hon. Member to repeat it on Monday next.