§ MR. P. J. POWER (Waterford, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether Mr. C. P. Redmond, editor of the Waterford News, has been sentenced by Messrs. Considine and Irwin at Waterford on June 6th, to three months' imprisonment for publishing a resolution of the Kilgobinet branch of the Irish National League; whether Mr. Redmond was sentenced to a further term of imprisonment for publishing in another issue of the Waterford News another resolution of the same branch; whether Mr. Redmond was convicted on a third charge, stated by the Court to be a graver offence than the other charges, to 14 days' imprisonment, and ordered at the expiration of that period to enter 1376 into security himself in the sum of £200, and two sureties of £100 each, to be of good behaviour, or in default to go to prison for four months; whether there is an appeal from the last sentence; whether the Magistrates refused to impose a sentence which would give a right of appeal; whether the same course of refusing an appeal has not been adopted recently by the same Magistrates in the case of Mr. Fisher, editor of the Munster Express; and whether he is aware that every decision of Messrs. Considine and Irwin brought before Judge Waters has been reversed by him?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I must ask the hon. Member to defer this question. I have not received a full Report on the case yet.