§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether the Proceedings against Mr. Halpin, councillor for Clare, will be abandoned, as in the case of similar proceedings against Messrs. Lynch and M'Inerney.
§ MR. ATKINSON
Yes, Sir. I hope that the hon. Members opposite will give facilities to pass the Bill which is intended to assimilate the law of England and Ireland in this respect.* See The Parliamentary Debates [Fourth Series], Vol. lxxix., page 587.