HC Deb 22 June 1882 vol 271 c19

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he will state the reason which led to the removal of all suspects from Limerick Gaol; and, whether it was anything connected with their complaints against the governor?


Sir, the number of persons detained under the Protection Act is considerably less than it was, and steps have been taken to reduce the number of prisons for the detention of those remaining in custody, with a view to diminishing the heavy expenditure. Consequently the prisons of Armagh, Grange Gorman, and Limerick have been discontinued as prisons for the detention of such persons. The complaints against the Governor of Limerick Prison had nothing to do with its discontinuance as a prison for the detention of "suspects."