HC Deb 01 July 1881 vol 262 cc1830-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the alleged offence with which Mr. T. Harrington, at present confined in Galway Gaol, was committed on the same occasion and is charged with the same offence as that which Mr. Farrell was imprisoned for, viz.: the attending of a sheriffs' sale at Mullingar; and, if so, whether the information upon which Mr. Harrington was arrested was the same on which Mr. Farrell was arrested, and who has since been released; whether Mr. Harrington had not previously been committed for trialat the approaching assizes at Tralee; and, whether it is the intention of the Government to bring him to that trial or not?


in reply, said, that the copy of the Lord Lieutenant's warrant showed that Mr. Harrington had been arrested for inciting persons to assemble together illegally. As regarded Mr. Farrell, he had already stated he was released on account of the state of his health. He was informed that Mr. Harrington had been returned for trial, but it depended on the Attorney General for Ireland to say whether or not the trial would be proceeded with.