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Prevention Of Crime (Ireland) Act, 1882—Proclamation Of Co Louth

Volume 283: debated on Saturday 25 August 1883

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asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, considering the peaceable condition of the county of Louth, as evidenced by the calendar of prisoners and the charges of the going Judges of Assize and Chairmen of Quarter Sessions, both as regards offences against person and against property, and the statements of the Chairman of Quarter Sessions, in June last, at Dundalk, who, addressing the Grand Jury, said that—

"As far as I can hear, the county has been in a very quiet state since my last visit;"
and at the Summer Assizes for the county of Louth, of Mr. Justice Andrews, who, in charging the Grand Jury, said—
"I Find that there are no Bills to go before you at the present Assizes, while only yesterday the County Court Judge concluded his sittings, and I understood he had only one case to go before him. Under these circumstances, I am very happy to tender you my sincere congratulations on the peaceful and orderly state of your county;"
and Sir John Robinson, foreman of the Grand Jury, who, on the same occasion, in presenting white gloves to the going Judge, said—
"It was a happy state of affairs that nothing had occurred to mar the peace and quietness that prevailed in the county of Louth;"
and of Mr. Justice Andrews, who, in accepting the white gloves, said—
"It was very gratifying to him to accept those white gloves, as an emblem of the peaceable state of the county, upon which he had taken the opportunity of congratulating them, and, through them, the community at large;"
and, whether, in view of these circumstances, he is prepared to remove the Proclamation of the county of Louth and the county of the town of Drogheda?

I answered this Question the other day, and have nothing further to add.