§ MR. O'KELLY (Mayo, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the minute made by the magistrates at Belmullet Petty Sessions on February 27th, recording their decision in the case of the Police v. John Munnelly, and in the case of John Munnelly v. the Police.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) In each of the three cases referred to in my Answer to the hon. Member's Question of the 27th instant,† the order of the magistrates, as recorded in the Order Book, is "Dismissed on merits." In a fourth case, in which the police prosecuted Mr. Munnelly for using threatening language to one Michael Maguire, the order, similarly recorded, is "Munnelly ordered to enter into recognisances to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for twelve months, himself in £20 (Twenty pounds)."