§ MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that two brothers named Maguire, County Tyrone, are at present in prison for larceny, although substantial bail has been offered to the Crown on behalf of the Maguires to stand any further trial; and whether he can say if there are in Ireland any other prisoners besides the Maguires in prison, charged with larceny, who offered bail for their appearance?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
I am aware that the brothers Maguire are at present in custody charged with larceny. I am, further aware that an application made to the Judge presiding at the late trial of the accused to admit them to bail was refused by him. The prisoners have not since, so far as I know, made any applications to the Queen's Bench Division to be admitted to bail as they were entitled to do. I cannot answer the latter portion of the Question; besides there are circumstances in this case which distinguish it from any other of which I have any knowledge.