HC Deb 06 May 1901 vol 93 cc773-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a man named Bartley was summoned by a man named Sheridan to the petty sessions held in Mountnugent, county Cavan, on 25th ultimo for intimidation and threatening language on 14th and 21st April, when Mr. Sullivan, resident magistrate, was the only magistrate at the petty sessions; is he aware that the complainant Sheridan swore that the defendant Bartley never spoke to him on either of those days; and will he inquire from the magistrate on what evidence he convicted Bartley, and on what grounds he imposed a sentence of three months imprisonment in default of bail for good behaviour.


Mr. Sheridan admitted that the defendant had not spoken to him on the 14th and 21st April. But the acts complained of, and proved, were that the defendant, with a number of other persons, used intimidation towards him on these dates, and no evidence was tendered to refute the evidence of Mr. Sheridan. The defendant entered into sureties for his future good behaviour.