[Lord] Peter O’Brien

1842-1914; b. Carnelly House [Ballynalacken], Co. Clare; ed. Clongowes Wood, and TCD; bar. 1885; QC, 1880; noted for hostility towards defendants in Land League trials at Green St. Court, and nick-named ‘Peter the Packer’ for his approach to juries in these trials, 1881-82; Attorney-Gen. 1888; conducted trials under Balfour’s Crimes (Coercion) Act, 1887; Lord chief Justice, 1889; Baronet, 1891; peerage, 1990; Reminiscences (1916); d. 7 Sept., Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. DIB DIH

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