The True Witness and Catholic Chronicle, 7 March 1851

ANOTHER MITCHELSTOWN TRAGEDY.—On last week an awful occurrence took place in this town. A poor man named Terence Ahern, and his only child, took refuge in a desolate house, when, melancholy to relate, he died there without a human being to relieve him in his last moments. The rats ate a large portion of the body ; the child, unable to move, clung with filial affection to the cold remains of the father, and when discovered presented a frightful spectacle, as the rats had feasted alternately on the father and child. The child is still living.—Correspondent of Nation.
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Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser, 28 March 1851

CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST CAPT. BUSHE.—At the Cork assizes, on Tuesday week, a bill of indictment having been sent up to the County Grand Jury against Captain Bushe, of the 59th Foot, for the manslaughter of a child at Mallow a few months since, by striking it with a whip (the particulars of which were noticed by us at the time of the alleged offence), the jury ignored the bill, which will terminate the proceedings against the traverser.
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