§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork County, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will inquire into the circumstances connected with an assault committed by Sergeant Shelley upon Mrs. Fitzgerald, a woman of advanced years, in Kildorrery on the 28th of June; what offence, if any, did Mrs. Fitzgerald commit; and why was the ordinary course of proceeding by summons departed from in this case.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) On the date mentioned Mrs. Fitzgerald used abusive language in the public street. Sergeant Shelley requested her to desist. She threw herself on the ground and had to be removed by the police. For some time past she has indulged in similar misconduct and has been warned that persistence in it will lead to a prosecution.