HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1735-6W

asked the Attorney-General for Ireland why the soldiers who shot Messrs. Sheehy Skeffington, Dickson, and McIntyre, three unarmed civilians, in Dublin last April, and the officers who ordered the shooting have not been put on trial and thus afforded an opportunity of making their defence, whatever it may be, and having a decision of a Civil Court on their character, instead of being left, as they now are, with no answer to the charge of murder?


The officer who gave the orders for the shooting of the persons referred to has already been put on trial and found guilty. It is not intended to bring to trial the soldiers who obeyed the orders of their officer.