§ MR. M'CARTHY DOWNING
called attention to the trials of the Kilrea riot cases at the Londonderry Assizes, and to the observations of Mr. Justice Barry thereon; and moved—That this House is of opinion that an investigation into the conduct of the Magistrates referred to by the learned Judge is necessary in the interests of impartial justice, of peace, and good order in Ireland.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Dr. BALL)
, stated that the object of the Irish Government in sending Mr. May to Londonderry, where the rioters were tried, was to ascertain the real truth in relation to this matter. That gentleman, who was selected for his well-known impartiality, had returned to Dublin; but he had not yet had an opportunity of communicating with him. Until he received full and accurate information he could not undertake to say what course the Government would pursue. Discussion on the subject was not desirable at present as further summonses on which proceedings would be necessary had been taken out in regard to the riots. The only reports yet sent in stated that justice had been 1414 vindicated in those cases which were tried.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.