HC Deb 27 November 1882 vol 275 c112

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Irish Government intends to mark its appreciation of the courage displayed by the witnesses, other than the two prisoners who turned Queen's evidence, by whose testimony the arrest and conviction of the Maamtrasna murderers was mainly brought about, by conferring on them some reward commensurate with the great service thus rendered to public justice, and calculated to encourage similar aid in the discovery and punishment of grave crime?


Sir, the Irish Government are of opinion that the witnesses referred to in this Question should be rewarded; but the amounts have not yet been fixed.