HC Deb 21 April 1920 vol 128 cc422-3W

asked the Chief Secretary of Ireland if Warder J. J. Keane, recently dismissed from Cork male prison, was charged in the usual way and given an opportunity of defending himself before he was dismissed; and why Warder Keane was given £600 compensation?


With regard to the first part of the question I would refer my honourable Friend to the reply given to the question asked on this subject by my hon. Friend the Member for St. Helens (Mr. Sexton) on the 15th inst. No compensation was paid to Keane by the Government. The compensation referred to was awarded to him by the Assize Judge on appeal from the County Court Judge for injuries sustained during an attack on Cork Prison, and rescuing a prisoner.

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