HC Deb 16 June 1892 vol 5 c1291

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland what are the most recent reports of the condition of John Honihan, of Derry, Donoughmore, County Cork, at present undergoing imprisonment in Mountjoy Prison, who was recently seriously injured; and whether, in view of the mitigating circumstances attending his conviction, an early release will be recommended?


The General Prisons Board for Ireland report that the convict referred to sustained a compound fracture of the bones of his left leg. The surgeon of the Prison states that the case is making satisfactory progress. The Lord Lieutenant has already had the conviction of this man before him on Memorial. His Excellency found that there were no mitigating circumstances in the case, and decided that the law must take its course.