asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If it is the fact that a man named Ryan, who at the last Commission in Dublin was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment for causing the death of his wife, has recently been released by order of the Government, although an alleged accomplice of his is to be tried on that charge at the approaching Commission; and, if he can state the 1813 grounds on which Ryan has been released?
§ MR. J. LOWTHER
Yes, Sir, it is the case that a man named Ryan, convicted of manslaughter, was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in Dublin; but after reference to the Judge before whom the ease was tried, he was released by order of the Government, on the ground of ill-health. As to the case of Collins, I understand it was one in which the man was charged with an offence of the same character; but, as a matter of fact, not with being an accomplice with the other prisoner, and he applied to have his trial postponed. That application was acceded to, and the trial, I believe, stands for the next Sessions.