§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the facts connected with the assault committed on warder M'Connell in Mountjoy Prison on the 9th instant by two convicts; whether it is the fact, as stated in the public Press, that the warder's life was saved by the intervention of another convict named Tansey, who interfered to protect him; and, whether it is proposed to recognize Tansey's action in the matter by the remission of his sentence, or otherwise?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: The assault committed upon three warders on the occasion referred to forms the subject of an inquiry on oath, which has been adjourned, owing to the life of one of the warders being not yet out of danger. Pending the result of this inquiry, the Irish Government are unable to make any further statement in the matter.