§ MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the cases of Messrs. Lohan, County Councillor, and Finnerty, District Councillor, who are still confined in Galway Prison; and whether in view of the fact that they were imprisoned in consequence of their endorsement of a speech delivered by the Member for East Galway who has been released, will he reconsider their case.
(Answered to Mr. Wyndham.) The persons named in the Question were not imprisoned for the reasons alleged. They were convicted (and the conviction was confirmed on appeal by the Recorder of Galway) of taking part in a criminal conspiracy. Their cases are under consideration.