HC Deb 14 July 1882 vol 272 cc445-6

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has received further information which shows the number of Lord Kenmare's tenants who were arrested under the Protection of Person and Property (Ireland) Act; whether it was twelve, and not three, four from the Farranfore district, and the remainder from about Rathmore; whether five of them are still detained in Kilmainham; and, if there is any reason in the existing state of their districts for their continued detention?


Sir, I have received further information on the subject of this Question. There were but three of Lord Kenmare's tenants arrested under the Protection of Person and Property Act. Nine sons of tenants of his were arrested, and four of these are still detained under the Act. Having regard to the fact that Lord Kenmare's caretaker was shot at and wounded last Sunday morning, His Excellency cannot at present order the release of these four persons.