§ MR. REDMOND
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is true that Mr. Charles Mangan, a prisoner detained, under the Coercion Act, in Dundalk Gaol, has been unanimously elected Mayor of Drogheda; how long Mr. Mangan has been imprisoned; whether the district of Drogheda is in a peaceful condition; and, whether he will, under the circumstances, order the release of Mr. Mangan, so that he may fulfil the functions of his position as chief magistrate for that borough?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, he understood that Mr. Mangan was not now Mayor of Drogheda, as a successor had been appointed by a majority of 14 to 8 votes. Mr. Mangan had been in prison since the 14th of October. The district was, happily, peaceable; but, in the interests of peace, he could not at present consent to put an end to Mr. Mangan's imprisonment.