HC Deb 09 June 1902 vol 109 cc104-5
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on 23rd January last Timothy Brennan was fined £24 for alleged illicit distillation at Ballinamuck petty sessions, and that, as the defendant was a poor man, the presiding magistrates advised him to petition for a reduction of the fine; and, seeing that such petition was signed by several magistrates of County Longford, and in view of Brennan's circumstances, and that he bears a good character, some rebate of the fine will be granted in his case.


The Commissioners of Inland Revenue decline to mitigate this penalty. Brennan is an old offender, and has twice previously been fined for the same offence.