§ MR. KENDAL O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that two out of three men, named respectively John Mitchel, Thomas Larkin, and Patrick Fitz-patrick, who were sentenced to two months imprisonment each, with hard labour, for riot at Roscrea, have been released from Glonmel Prison after twenty-two days imprisonment, and that the third man, Patrick Fitzpatrick, is still detained in prison; and will he explain the reason for this man's detention, the sentence of the court being exactly similar in each of the three cases.
The hon. Member has. I think, been misinformed. The case of each prisoner was considered on its merits. I may add that I took the preliminary steps towards the discharge of the prisoner named and some others the day before yesterday.