HC Deb 26 October 1899 vol 77 c746

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the fact that at, he sitting of the County Court of Mayo, at Ballinrobe, on Monday last, the learned county court judge dismissed a case on the ground that the plaintiff, a man named O'Connor, who knows the Irish language alone, was unable to give his evidence in English; and whether, having regard to the great proportion of the population in Mayo which is solely Irish-speaking, steps will be taken, either by communication with the Lord Chancellor or otherwise, to secure that justice is not withheld from suitors who are unable to speak the English language.


I have caused this question to be telegraphed to Judge Dane, but he appears to be on circuit, and I have not yet received his observations.