HC Deb 24 June 1881 vol 262 c1221

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he is aware that Mr. Denis Hannigan, of Dromcolloher, county Limerick, at present confined in Kilmain-ham Prison under the Protection of Person and Property (Ireland) Bill, is losing his sight owing to his long confinement; and, if so, whether he will be further detained in prison?


, in reply, said, from the Report of the General Prisons Board, it appeared that during the past two months Denis Hannigan was examined by an eminent oculist, who stated that the man's sight since his imprisonment had, if anything, improved. He was also informed by the Prisons Board that Mr. Hannigan had expressed a desire to contradict the rumour which had appeared relative to his failing sight. The examination of his eyes was made by Dr. Fitzgerald on the 9th of May; but if Mr. Hannigan would like a second examination to be made it should take place.