HC Deb 02 March 1882 vol 266 c1927

said, he had the following Question on the Paper to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland:— Whether he will take into consideration the cases of Mr. Hunt, clerk, Mr. Shelly, clerk, Mr. O'Keefe, assistant, and Mr. Haltigan, compositor, in the office of the "United Ireland" newspaper, now prisoners under the Coercion Act, seeing that they were simple employés merely engaged in the office for the purpose of earning their livelihood, and were not personally connected with any political movement? He would postpone the Question as the Chief Secretary for Ireland was absent, and would hope that, as the right hon. Gentleman had seen his way to liberate two men who were in the same position, he might now see his way to liberating those mentioned in the Question.