HC Deb 23 June 1899 vol 73 c452

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Thomas Collins, a prisoner now confined in Maryborough Jail, was convicted at the Munster Assizes, 1891 (with two other men), and sentenced to ten years' penal servitude; and, whether, seeing that the prison doctor has reported in the early part of 1897 that Thomas Collins was mentally afflicted, that the other two men were released in February 1897, and that a Petition largely signed by magistrates and others was presented praying for the release of Thomas Collins, he will consider the desirability of giving Collins his liberty.


This convict was released on licence in the ordinary course about a month ago.