§ MAJOR O'BEIRNE
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he would state for what offence Mr. Thomas M'Girney, of Drumkieran, co. Leitrim, was arrested on the 22nd instant, under the Protection of Person and Property Act; and, if the medical authorities of Galway Gaol have certified that he is in a fit state of health to undergo imprisonment?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, the person referred to had been arrested on the 22nd instant under the Protection of Person and Property Act. The Warrant stated that he was suspected of unlawfully assembling with others, to the terror of Her Majesty's subjects, for the purpose of disturbing the public peace. On the 27th instant a Memorial with regard to the state of his health was referred to the General Prisons Board, and the medical officer of the gaol was asked to prepare a special Report. This Report, however, could not be received in Dublin till to-morrow morning.