§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is the fact that Mr. Henry O'Mahony, who is confined in Kilmainham, was, on the 15th instant, offered his liberty on condition that he would proceed to America; whether an intimation was given him that the Alien Clause of the Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Act would be put in force against him in case of his refusal to quit the Country; whether Mr. O'Mahony has lived in Ireland during the last seven years; and, if so, whether the Government have the power to expel him; and, whether it is the intention of the Government to grant Mr. O'Mahony a hearing before the Privy Council, in order to give him an opportunity of defending himself against the charge on which he is detained in prison before taking further action?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
It is the case that Mr. Henry O'Mahony was, on the 10th instant, offered his liberty on condition of his leaving the country and going to America. It was intimated to him, at the same time, that if he still refused to leave the country His Excellency might feel it his duty to take advice as to whether any action should be taken under the "alien" provisions of the Prevention of Crime Act. Mr. O'Mahony returned to Ireland from America in the beginning of 1881. It is not the intention of the Government to take any further stops in the matter at present.