HC Deb 08 March 1917 vol 91 c550

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the court-martial which at Cork last January sentenced Mr. Tadg Barry to two years' imprisonment for having expressed republican sentiments was held under martial law or under the Defence of the Realm Act; by what authority are military courts held under this Act; under what Section were republican sentiments held to be illegal; whether the sentence includes hard labour; and where Mr. Barry now is?


The court-martial was convened under the Defence of the Realm (Consolidation) Regulations, 1914, No. 58a. The offences alleged were offences against Regulation No. 27. The sentence, as confirmed, was without hard labour, and the prisoner is now in Cork Prison.