§ MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that two brothers named Maguire, county Tyrone, have stood four trials and are at present in goal on a charge of larceny: and whether he can say if he intends again to put the Maguires on trial; and, if so, will he give them the first opportunity of being tried, viz. at quarter sessions, which occur in a few days, and at which the cost of defending a prisoner is much less than at assizes?
§ *THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
The brothers Maguire have stood three trials, not four, as stated in the Question, two on the charge of murder and one for robbery from the person, on which latter charge they are still in goal. It is the intention of the Government to put them again on their trial at the summer assizes, not before. I have, in answer to the questions of several hon. Members, already stated all these facts to the House on more than one occasion.