HC Deb 03 August 1891 vol 356 c1134
DR. FITZGERALD (Longford, S.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that Mrs. Doherty, wife of Pat Doherty, on the Tenalick Estate of Lord Annaly, in the County of Longford, was arrested on the morning of the 8th July for taking possession of her house, was lodged in Carrick-on-Shannon Gaol, and still remains in prison without trial; and whether he will take steps to have this woman, who is 58 years of ago, and the mother of a large family, released?


I understand that the woman mentioned was arrested by the Sheriff's officer under an Attachment Order for Contempt of Court issued by the Land Judge. The Executive Government have no title to interfere in the matter. Any representation on the woman's behalf should be made to the Judge, who, no doubt, would give it full consideration.