HC Deb 05 June 1882 vol 270 cc62-3

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the case of William Fitzsimons, of Culleenmore, and Thomas Tuite, of Cloonragh, in the county of Longford, who were arrested more than three months ago under the Protection of Person and Property (Ireland) Act, on the charge of intimidating others to prevent them paying their rents; whether they are still in prison; the one in Monaghan, the other in Enniskillen Gaol; whether it is the fact that no body of tenants, and no individual tenant in the whole parish in which these men lived, had refused to pay rent; and, whether, under these circumstances, he will recommend the release of Mr. Fitzsimons and Mr. Tuite?


His Excellency has just had the cases of Messrs. Fitzsimons and Tuite under his consideration, and is happy to find that the state of their district will now admit of their release, which has been ordered accordingly.