HC Deb 04 August 1881 vol 264 cc825-6

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has further considered the case of Messrs. M'Donough and Finn who have been arrested under the Coercion Act at Gurteen, county Sligo; and, whether it is not a fact that Finn is a man of weak intellect, and not likely to be the leader of any conspiracy against Law and order?

MR. W. E. FORSTER, in reply, said, that he had carefully considered the case of the two men, and he did not believe it would be consistent with the peace of the county to release them at present. Their cases, however, should be carefully reconsidered at the end of three months. He understood that al- though Finn suffered occasionally from an attack of sunstroke, that was only occasional, and did not affect him to any very serious extent.