HC Deb 04 July 1907 vol 177 c881

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether ho is aware that at the Tullamore assizes on Tuesday, in the case of twelve men indicted for unlawful assembly oh 27th May in connection with the scattering of cattle on grazing lands in the neighbourhood of Thomastown, the jury acquitted the accused on the charge of riotous assembly and disagreed on the count of unlawful assembly; and whether it is intended to bring these persons again to trial before a jury which can be relied upon to give a verdict according to the evidence.


My right hon. friend the Attorney-General for Ireland intends to direct that the accused persons in this case shall be again put on trial upon the charge on which the jury disagreed on the former occasion.