HC Deb 10 July 1882 vol 271 c1948

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is the fact that Mr. Edward Jennings has been removed from Monaghan Prison to Kilmainham on account of the state of his health; whether two doctors certified that his health was then very bad; whether he is aware that, previous to his arrest, Mr. Jennings was a long time in a hospital in Dublin; whether any medical report has been ordered by the Government upon his condition; and, whether he can see his way to recommending his discharge?


Edward Jennings was removed from Monaghan to Kilmainham Gaol on the 7th of June, in order that His Excellency might obtain the opinion of a physician of eminence upon the state of his health; and on the 9th of June he was examined by Dr. Croly, the senior surgeon of the City of Dublin Hospitals, and Dr. Carte, the medical officer of Kilmainham, who certified that they did not consider his life in danger by further confinement. Jennings alleges that he was under medical treatment in Dublin in January, 1881; but I have no other information on this point. His Excellency is causing further inquiries to be made relative to the state of his district.