§ MR. T. D. SULLIVAN
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether Mr. Patrick Clinton, of Castlepollard, in the county of Westmeath, is not still detained in prison as a suspect, although two other persons who were arrested at the same time and place, and on the same alleged grounds of suspicion, have long since been released; and, if so, whether he would not now think it proper to order the release of Mr. Clinton? He would also ask, in reference to the case of Mr. James Monaghan, of Collinstown, county Westmeath, at present a suspect in Kilkenny Prison, whether he will be pleased to order his release, Mr. Monaghan having been in confinement since the 7th of November, his family undergoing great hardships in consequence of his detention, and one of its members being now dangerously ill?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
, in reply, said, he had already given an answer in relation to all the persons in detention under the Protection Act.