HL Deb 21 June 1880 vol 253 cc409-10

asked the Lord President of the Council to name the seven counties in Ireland which the Judges of the Spring Assizes declared to be in a bad or exceedingly bad state.


said, he wished in regard to this Question to make an explanation. The noble Earl asked him to name the counties which the Judges had declared to be bad. It was quite true that in the reports which appeared upon the occasion referred to these words were put into his mouth, and he could not absolutely say whether he used them or not; but what he intended to say was that he considered the Judges' Charges, which referred to the seven counties in question, declared them to be in a bad state. It was his opinion, and not that of the Judges. He had no objection to give the names of those counties which, in his opinion, were bad—namely, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, and Sligo.