HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 c603

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that Mr. John Kavanagh has now been confined, under the Coercion Act of 1881, for a period of nearly fifteen months; whether the other men, arrested on suspicion of the same offence, and in the same locality, were released eleven months ago; and, whether, as Mr. Kavanagh has now endured a protracted term of imprisonment, the Government will now release him?


John Kavanagh has been detained under the Coercion Act since the 11th of May, 1881. Two other men, arrested at the same time in connection with the same offence, were released on the 16th of August and 17th of September respectively. John Kavanagh's case will come up for consideration on the 11th instant.