§ Mr. ARTHUR LYNCH
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the police at Kilmihil, West Clare, in dealing with men arrested for offences such as being drunk and disorderly are accustomed to bring them before Mr. James Griffin, J.P., of Kinlea, although Mr. Thomas Lillis, J.P., of Churchtown, Cooraclare, resides a mile neared to Kilmihil; and whether, for the sake of peace and goodwill, he will give instructions that such practices may cease?
§ The SOLICITOR-GENERAL for IRELAND (Mr. Redmond Barry)
I am informed by the constabulary authorities that the police are not in the habit of bringing prisoners of the class referred to in the question before Mr. Griffin; in fact, they have only done so once during the past 12 months. Mr. Lillis lives nearer Kilmihil than Mr. Griffin, but his duties as coroner often take him away from home, and the police on the occasion referred to thought it best to bring the prisoners before Mr. Griffin, whom they knew to be at home.