HC Deb 10 July 1916 vol 84 cc47-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Government have considered the advisability of releasing the wounded prisoners in Dublin Castle hospital on recovery from their wounds; whether some of them have recently been transferred from the hospital to Kilmain-ham Prison and forced to sleep on the floor without beds and with no covering but their ordinary clothes; whether among those so treated are Daniel M'Carthy and Maurice O'Flanagan, not nearly recovered from their wounds; whether the visiting doctors, as distinguished from the medical officer, declared these two men able to bear that treatment; and where these two are now, and what is the nature of their treatment?


The cases of wounded rebel prisoners have been investigated in the same manner as those of other prisoners. On being certified as fit for discharge by the medical officers in charge of the hospital in which they have been treated, they are examined as to their fitness for deportation, which is then proceeded with in cases where this is considered necessary. After discharge from hospital they are accommodated in Kil-mainham Prison pending deportation, and are given bedding and blankets. Daniel McCarthy and Maurice O'Flannagan have been deported to Knutsford and recommended for internment.

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