HC Deb 19 August 1919 vol 119 cc2114-5

Mr. SPEAKER informed the House that he had received the following letter relating to the imprisonment of a Member:

General Headquarters, Ireland,

Parkgate, Dublin, 15th August, 1919.


I have the honour to report that on the 14th day of July, 1919, Mr. Pete Paul Galligan, M.P. for West Cavan, was arrested under a direction issued by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Ireland, and committed to Belfast Prison, there to await his trial by court-martial for offences under the Defence of the Realm Regulations.

Mr. Galligan has been tried by district court-martial at Belfast and sentenced to one year's imprisonment with hard labour for the following offences under the above Regulations:

  1. (l) Under Regulation 9 E for being concerned in movements of a military nature in contravention of the Military Exercises and Drill (Ireland) Order, 1916;
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  3. (2) Under Regulations 48 and 32, for inciting other persons to endanger the safety of a sergeant and a constable of the Royal Irish Constabulary.

The sentence has been duly confirmed, and the accused committed to prison.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant,



For General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Ireland.

The Right Honourable The Speaker,

House of Commans, London, S.W. 1.