§ MR. MCVEIGH (Donegal, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether it has been ascertained that Mr. M'Monagle, secretary to the Sessiaghoneill East Donegal Co-operative Society, was unjustly imprisoned; whether it has transpired that the shares and books which he refused to surrender were the property of his own society and not of the prosecutors; and whether the Government will consider any claim for compensation to Mr. M'Monagle.
The prosecutions in this case, which occurred last year, were not at the instance of the police, but of private prosecutors. I have no information whether the fact is as stated in the second part of the Question. I understand that the defendant has taken an action against the prosecutors for false arrest, but has failed. As at present advised, I do not see that the matter is one in which the Government are called upon to intervene.