§ MR.LEAMY (Kildare, N.)
To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if Colonel Wogan Browne, J.P., one of the magistrates who had adjudicated in the case of Lane Joynt v. Tyrrell at Naas Petty Sessions, refused to take the recognisances of the defendant, who had appealed from the order made in the case, and of his sureties; and if it is the duty of a magistrate who adjudicates in a case at petty sessions to take such recognisances, and to sign the certificate of appeal if requested to sign it.
(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.)On Wednesday, the 15th June, the petty sessions clerk, accompanied by Mr. Tyrrell, met on the road Colonel Browne, who was driving to keep an appointment. The clerk informed Colonel Browne that they were proceeding to his residence to ask him to take Mr. Tyrrell's recognisances. Colonel Browne explained that he was pressed for time to keep an appointment, and that they should apply to Colonel Moore, who had adjudicated, but added that if Colonel Moore was not available he, Colonel Browne, would on his return later on call at the barrack and attend to the matter. Further than this no application whatever was made by Mr. Tyrrell, or his solicitor, to Colonel Browne, and the latter does not seem to have violated his duty in any respect.