HC Deb 20 April 1893 vol 11 c782

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Patrick Burke, at present a prisoner in Limerick Prison, undergoing a sentence of 18 months' imprisonment for Whiteboyism; is he aware that in the case of the said Patrick Burke sentence was respited for one mouth by the Right Hon. Mr. Justice Johnson, who tried the case, in order to enable the counsel for the said Patrick Burke to take such steps as they may deem advisable regarding certain questions of law raised at the trial; is he also aware that Patrick Burke was detained a prisoner during the said period of one month; and whether he will now consider the quest ion of deducting the said period of one month from the said period of 18 months?


The facts are correctly stated in the question, and the matter will be brought under the notice of the Lord Lieutenant for favourable consideration.