THE LORD MAYOR OF DUBLIN (Mr. SEXTON)(for Mr. CAREW) (Kildare, N.) (Belfast, W.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is true that Mr. John Malone, the Chairman of the Newbridge Town Commissioners, and several other persons were on Monday last brought up in handcuffs from Kilmainham Gaol to Naas, in the County Kildare; and, whether the prisoners were guilty of any violent behaviour, or there was any reason to apprehend an escape 97 or rescue; and, if not, what the necessity was for handcuffing the prisoners?
§ THE CHIEF SECEETAEY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The Constabulary authorities report that it is the case that the prisoners referred to were handcuffed. The officer in charge considered this course necessary, as he apprehended an attempted rescue or escape.
§ MR. SEXTON
asked, whether an attempted rescue or escape was apprehended; and, in the former case, why were they handcuffed as they left Kilmainham? Did the police apprehend an attempt to rescue them in Dublin or in their own locality?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
said, he understood that an attempted rescue was apprehended from both places. He could not answer the other part of the Question.