§ 8. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, having regard to the fact that Edward Moraghan, sentenced to imprisonment at Mullingar, was offered release from custody by the magistrate of first instance on condition that he enlisted, and that his imprisonment is therefore punishment for not enlisting, while this offence is not yet legally punishable, whether the unanimous appeals of the Mullinger District Council and of Mullingar town commissioners for the immediate release of Moraghan will be acceded to?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
No such offer as that referred to in the question was ever made.
§ 9. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether he will state the illegal conduct, if any, on account of which a banishment order has been issued against Mr. Alfred Monaghan; has he been arrested by the police; and whether he will state the terms of the order?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The person referred to was, by order of the competent military authority under the powers conferred by Regulation No. 14 of the Defence of the Realm (Consolidated) Regulations, 1914, prohibited from residing in or entering the area of the County of Cavan. He disobeyed the Order and was arrested by the police on the 16th instant. He will now be tried for making the speech prejudicial to recruiting in connection with which the Order was issued.