§ MR. MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary whether it is the fact that Mr. Robert Olphert has been appointed by the Attorney General for Ireland to prosecute for the Crown on the North-West Circuit at the Winter Assize in Ireland, and whether that gentleman was a land agent, and was concerned on his father's estates in questions which arose between the landlord and his tenants?
§ MR. MADDEN
I have appointed Mr. Olphert because he is an efficient and able member of the Bar, who will certainly do his duty. The statement that he is his father's agent is absolutely without foundation.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
How many years is it since Mr. Olphert was given a brief on behalf of the Crown or of anyone else?