HC Deb 22 May 1882 vol 269 cc1257-8

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will consider the cases of Mr. Lawrence Halpin, now confined in Armagh Gaol, and of Mr. Hugh Smith, confined in Naas Gaol, both from the county of Meath, with a view to their release?


In the case of Hugh Smith, the Lord Lieutenant considers that he may now safely be released, and his release has been ordered accordingly to-day. The case of Lawrence Halpin was re-considered on the 10th of April, when it was decided that he could not be released with safety to the district. Further inquiries are now being made, and the case will be submitted for His Excellency's decision when they are completed.