§ MR. CHARLES CRAIG (Antrim, S.)
To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland how many jurors were ordered to stand aside by the Crown in the Clare shooting case lately tried at the Limerick winter assizes.
§ (Answered by Mr. Cherry.) The number of jurors ordered to stand aside by the Crown in the case referred to was forty-five. The Crown Solicitor reports to me that his reason for challenging this number was that an extensive canvass of the jurors by friends of the prisoner had taken place and that it was necessary to exclude from the jury persons who were believed to have been influenced by this improper action.