[Lord] Peter OBrien
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 Balfours 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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