§ MR. O'SULLIVAN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If there was any charge against John Ryan of Murroe (who was arrested in March last), except trying to induce others to join the local Land League; and, if not, if he considers that sufficient grounds for detaining this young man any longer in prison away from his business and his family?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. LAW)
John Ryan was arrested on reasonable suspicion of having, since the 30th of September last, been guilty as principal of the crime of intimidating a certain person with a view to compel him to join the Land League. This man's case will shortly come before the Lord Lieutenant for consideration, under the provisions of the Protection of Person and Property Act, and, no doubt, a just decision will be arrived at in reference to it.