§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, On what grounds John O'Brien, of Clogheen, county Tipperary, now detained as a suspect in Naas Gaol, has not been released, seeing another prisoner, arrested at same time on same charge of intimidation, has been re- 664 leased; whether the district of Clogheen is perfectly peaceable; whether it is true, as reported, that the sub-inspector of the district stated the suspect would be kept in the full term, as he had been arrested in 1866, and should be punished again for the offence committed at that time; and, whether the continued detention of John O'Brien has been influenced by the Report of said sub-inspector?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. PORTER)
, in reply, said, the case of this man had been considered, and it was not thought safe to release him at present. He did not think he should state the grounds upon which his further detention was deemed necessary.