HC Deb 24 February 1910 vol 14 c348

asked the Attorney-General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the proceedings at the quarter sessions at Maryborough, on 21st January, in connection with the trial of three members of the United Irish League on a charge of wounding Edward Kinch, on 25th December, at Rathsaran; whether he is aware that, in the face of evidence supporting the charge, the jury refused to convict the accused, and that the judge commented upon the unsatisfactory character of the jurymen who tried the case; whether any steps were taken to secure an impartial trial of this charge; and what further action he proposes to take in the matter?

The ATTORNEY GENERAL for IRELAND (Mr. Redmond Barry)

The jury in this case disagreed as to one of the accused, and the trial was postponed to the Assizes to take place next month. As the matter is still sub judice, I cannot enter into a discussion of the recent proceedings.