HC Deb 06 June 1867 vol 187 cc1663-4

said, he rose to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he has the Government have come with respect to the Fenian Prisoners still under sentence of death for high treason, and who as yet have received no announcement of their sentence having been commuted?


said, in reply, that the sentence of death passed on the two chief Fenian convicts had been commuted to penal servitude for life, and in the case of the prisoners sentenced to death at the Cork Special Commission, their sentences had been similarly commuted last Tuesday. All the Fenian prisoners upon whom sentence of death had been passed had been dealt with in the same way.