HC Deb 12 June 1882 vol 270 c811

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called to the case of Mr. John Gannon, of Kilgefin, county Roscommon, who was arrested, with six others, thirteen months ago, and is still detained in custody, though his comrades have been released; and, whether the fact that he is a native born American has any influence on his continued detention?


Sir, His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant had Mr. Gannon's case quite recently before him; and, having regard to the fact that he was an American by birth, His Excellency ordered his release on condition of leaving Ireland for America. Mr. Gannon has refused to accept his discharge on these terms, and His Excellency cannot at present allow him to be at large in the district.