In the 3rd case that the court heard, an elderly woman applied to the court to have her son and daughter-in-law bound over to be of good behaviour.
She stated that she had signed over her farm to her son when he married, on condition that she retain right of residence and that she be allowed food and clothing. She stated that the defendants became aggressive to her, and she gave details of assaults which she claimed they had committed on her. She had been obliged to leave the house and was at that point lodging with a friend. As neither the son nor daughter-in-law appeared in court, the judges decided to adjourn the case for one month, and issued a warning to them not to interfere with the complainant pending the next hearing. During her evidence, the elderly lady stated that she had spent some time in America, the President of the Court asked her if she was an American Citizen ‘I am not’, she replied, ‘I am a real Irish Republican’.