HC Deb 04 July 1881 vol 262 cc1960-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Is it true that Philip Brady, Charles O'Beirne, and four others, were arrested at four o'clock in the morning of Friday 3rd June; that they were conveyed by ear and rail to Mullingar, not arriving there till seven o'clock in the evening, and that instead of being allowed on their arrival at Mullingar to take some refreshments and occupy an airy room, they were thrust into a dirty lock-up where they had not a seat to sit on?


, in reply, said, he had been informed that the prisoners in question, having arrived at Mullingar on their way to Galway, while in the police barracks were visited by some of their friends. They were supplied with refreshments. They were placed in the lock-up for only 10 minutes. The lockup was not dirty; there was ample accommodation. The prisoners made no complaint; the only thing they took exception to during their stay at the barracks was, that they could not send off telegrams, which they had written, asking their friends to assemble at the different railway stations they should pass.