§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that more than a month ago the constabulary authorities held an inquiry in Hospital, county Limerick, in connection with the cases of Cornelius Bray and a man named Murphy, when Sergeant Sheridan was stationed in that town; is he now in a position to give the result of the inquiry 1175 is he aware that Bray was arrested on a charge of hay-burning on the night of 26th November, 1897, and was convicted at the Cork Winter Assizes on this charge, and that after two years and a quarter in prison he died within four months after his liberation; and whether, under the circumstances, the Government intend to give any compensation to Mrs. Bray for the loss of her son.
§ MR. DILLON
In view of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding this case, will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider his decision not to grant a public inquiry into the case of this man Sheridan?
§ MR. WYNDHAM
No, Sir. I endeavoured last night to give the grounds on which I arrived at the decision, and I am afraid I cannot reargue the case.
§ MR. DILLON
I attach so much importance to the question that I shall raise it again to-morrow on the Appropriation Bill.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
Is not the evidence sufficient to justify putting the man on his trial?