HC Deb 16 March 1882 vol 267 cc988-9

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If Mr. George O'Toole, farmer, of Baltinglass, in the county of Wicklow, has been confined as a "suspect" in Dundalk Gaol, 100 miles from his home, for the last five months; whether Mr. O'Toole recently asked to be let out on parole for a few days to buy seeds for his farm and give directions as to sowing his crops, and was refused; whether he is aware that Mr. O'Toole has no male relative or friend to manage his affairs during his imprisonment; and, whether, under these circumstances, he will consent to his liberation on parole for a week or ten days for the purpose indicated?


, in reply, said, that there would be no objection to this man being liberated for 10 days on the understanding that his return to Baltinglass would not be made the occasion of any public demonstration or display, and that he would strictly confine himself to private business.