§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the prosecution of Mr. James Maye before Messrs. Long-bourne and Hodder, Resident Magistrates, in Fermoy, on a charge of "having assaulted Constable Denis Lane in the execution of his duty, on 17th September,-1889;" and why was this prosecution brought after such a long time had elapsed?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am informed that the proceedings were instituted on the 18th September, 1889, the day after the assault on the constable. The defendant was at the time under sentence of imprisonment on another charge Upon his release from prison in April last the proceedings were gone on with, but in consequence of the illness of the constable, and subsequently of the defendant, the case was not finally disposed of until 28th July.