§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland what was the date of the confirmation of the first sentence on Mr. Walsh of the Cashel Sentinel, the date of his second sentence, the date of the issue of the warrant in the first sentence, was it signed by the Resident Magistrates or County Court Judge, and the cause of the delay in issuing it?
§ MR. MADDEN
The first sentence referred to in the question—that for inciting to assault and resist the police—was confirmed by the County Court Judge on the 10th of November, 1890. The date of his second sentence—that for conspiracy—was the 19th of November, 1890. The warrant in the case of the first sentence was signed by the Resident Magistrates who had originally convicted, not by the County Court Judge, on the 2nd of December. I have already stated, in reply to former questions, that it was impossible for the Resident Magistrates to issue the warrant in the appeal case before the commencement of imprisonment under the warrant in the conspiracy case, inasmuch as they had not then received the necessary certificate of the confirmation of the sentence by the County Court Judge, and I have also added that the delay in issuing this certificate took place in the office of the County Court Judge, and that the Executive are in no way responsible.