HC Deb 13 July 1882 vol 272 c262

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, How many suspects, arrested in the county Sligo, charged with no graver offence than intimidation or inciting thereto, continue still in custody; whether there are any peculiar causes, either in the condition of the several districts from which these suspects came, or in that of the county of Sligo, which oblige the Lord Lieutenant still to defer the execution of the pledge, given by the First Lord of the Treasury ten weeks since, with reference to the early release of persons not suspected of direct association with crime; and, whether the Lord Lieutenant, in now considering the cases of suspects of the farming class, will take into account the great importance to their families and themselves of releasing them in time to conduct the harvest work upon their holdings?


In addition to Luke Armstrong, alluded to in the last Question, there are three persons in custody from the County Sligo, who are declared to be suspected of no graver offence than intimidation against the payment of rent. The Lord Lieutenant is considering their cases, and will take into account the importance to themselves of their being at large at this season of the year.