HC Deb 01 May 1902 vol 107 c447

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that Messrs. Michael Gormley and P. J. McDermott were convicted and sentenced to two months imprisonment each at a court held under the Criminal Law and Procedure Act in Ballymote on the 24th ult., for a offence alleged to have been committed nearly three months ago; and will he say whether the recently revived clauses of this Act are to be unlimited as to time in their retrospective operation.


By the combined operation of Sections 2, 5, and 11 of the Crimes Act, prosecutions such as this, brought under Section 2, can only be instituted within six months from the commission of the offence.