HC Deb 19 April 1883 vol 278 cc622-3

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will be pleased to remit the remainder of the term of imprisonment to which Mr. James Gillooly, of Bantry, was sentenced on the 22nd of February for an alleged intimidatory passage in a public speech, he having now undergone nearly two months' imprisonment, and the district being free from crime or disturbance?


It is not in my power to remit sentences of imprisonment; but I have consulted His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, who informs me that he does not propose to interfere with the sentence passed by the magistrate in the case of Mr. Gillooly. At the time Mr. Gillooly and two other gentlemen were sentenced the Question was asked in this House, and it was stated that all possible mitigation would be conceded.