HC Deb 03 March 1904 vol 131 cc72-3
MR. DUFFY (Galway, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been directed to the circumstances leading to the death of a farmer named John Holland, of Park, Athenry, county Galway, on the 11th instant, from the effects of a bullet-wound received on the night of the 1st of January last, and to the fact that at the inquest held the jury condemned the governing body of the Galway Hospital and held that this young man lost his life through their action in refusing him admission to that institution; and, if so, whether, in view of the Act of Parliament passed in 1896, creating this institution a public hospital for the county of Galway, and of the liability the upkeep of the hospital imposes on the ratepayers of the county, he will cause a sworn inquiry to be held into the circumstances leading up to this death of this young man, and consider the necessity for making some compensation to his family.


The Board of Management of Galway Hospital will meet on Saturday next, I understand, to consider the circumstances of this case, and I hive caused the hon. Member's Question to be referred to it for observations.