§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to a paragraph in the "Connaught Telegraph" of the 8th instant, stating that a warrant issued fourteen months ago, for the arrest of Mr. John O'Keane, of Claremorris, has been cancelled, Mr. O'Keane having meanwhile resided in England; if it is correct that a warrant was issued against Mr. O'Keane as stated; and, if so, upon what grounds; whether it has been cancelled; if so, why, and by what means, and through what channel, this fact was conveyed to Mr. O'Keane; whether it is the fact that a warrant was issued about the same time for the arrest of Mr. P. W. Nally, of Balla; if so, upon what grounds; whether Mr. Nally also went to reside out of Ireland; whether this warrant has been recently cancelled, and upon what grounds; and, whether Mr. Nally has now returned to Ireland; if so, through what channel the fact that he might return with safefy was communicated to him?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, in each of the cases referred to warrants had been issued and were still in force. In each case an intimation was conveyed to the individual that his return to Ireland would not be interfered with pro- 1098 vided he conducted himself. In the case of Mr. Keane it was represented that he was in bad health and had been recommended to try his native air; while in Mr. Nally's case it was represented that his father had broken his leg.