HC Deb 17 July 1882 vol 272 cc705-6

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether there is any reason for the further detention of John W. Finn, of Inchicore, Dublin, who was arrested about eight months ago, and who is still imprisoned under the warrant of the Lord Lieutenant; and, whether, as the charge against him was one of inciting to intimidation, he is one of the suspects included in the operation of the policy of release, announced by the Prime Minister on the 2nd of last May; and, whether John Macnamara, of Kiltown, Lisdomvarna, county Clare, has now passed three months in Galway Gaol under the Act of Edward III.; and, whether the Executive, in consideration of the imprisonment already suffered, will now set him at liberty?


His Excellency has carefully considered the case of John W. Finn, and has decided that he cannot, at present, order his release. His Excellency is making inquiry into the case of John Macnamara. He was committed to prison on the 23rd of April for six months.


asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he would be pleased to direct the transfer of Mr. Richard Riggs, now detained as a suspect in Galway Prison, from thence to Kilmainham Prison, as his health is suffering in his present place of confinement, and as the distance at which he is kept from his family almost precludes the possibility of their visiting him, and causes him great loss and inconvenience in his business?


No complaint has been received by the Government from this prisoner of his suffering from ill-health. His Excellency will, however, cause inquiry to be made into the matter.