HC Deb 03 May 1904 vol 134 cc255-6
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that three vacancies recently existed on the magisterial bench of Ballymahon; whether he is aware that two of these vacancies have been filled by the recent appointment of two Protestant gentlemen to the bench; will he state on whose recommendation these appointments were made; and whether any recommendation from the local authority for the appointment of a Roman Catholic to the third vacancy will be considered.


There were two vacancies, caused by the deaths of Protestant justices. Three gentlemen (Protestants) have been appointed on the recommendation of the Lieutenant of the county. The Lord Chancellor and Lieutenant of the county will be happy to consider any representations made to them in favour of the appointment of Roman Catholic gentlemen to the commission of the peace.