HC Deb 15 June 1882 vol 270 cc1254-5

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Lord Lieutenant considers that the peace of Dublin, where he resides, would be endangered by the re- lease of Mr. J. P. Quinn from Enniskillen Gaol; if it is the fact that, although he has been arrested for incitement to non-payment of rent, the Government can show no speech containing such incitement; whether he is aware that Mr. Quinn simply acted under Mr. Brennan, who has since been released, in the Land League office; and, if he can assign any reason for Mr. Quinn's continued detention, now that men holding higher positions in the Land League organization have been released?


His Excellency had this case under consideration on the day before yesterday, and is unable at present to order Mr. Quinn's release. I must repeat to the hon. Gentleman—what I have said in answer to many questions asked from various points of view—that I can enter into no detail in matters referring to the discretion of the Lord Lieutenant.