HC Deb 06 May 1901 vol 93 c769
MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. David Quane, a respectable merchant residing in Tipperary, has been refused a licence to carry a gun by the local resident magistrate, and, on memorial, by the Lord Lieutenant; whether he is aware that the High Sheriff for the county of Tipperary recommended Mr. Quane as a proper person to grant a licence to; and whether he will state the reasons why Mr. Quane has been so treated.


Mr. Quane's licence to keep firearms was revoked by the Lord Lieutenant in 1891. His subsequent applications for a renewal of the licence have been refused; it would be contrary to practice to state the reasons for the refusal.


Is there any reason why the case should not be reconsidered?


said it had never been the custom to give reasons, and he did not wish to set a precedent.


What is the qualification necessary for a licence?


Order, order!