§ MR. FLYNN
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland if he can now state for what reason was MR. O'Mahony, editor of the Tipperary Nationalist, removed from Clonmel Gaol to Tullamore Gaol; what is the approximate cost of the removal, and under what Vote in the Estimate will the charge be defrayed: and whether he will consider the possibility of re-transferring Mr. O'Mahony to Clonmel Gaol in order that he may have facilities to see his solicitors, in view of the fact that he is now engaged in defending libel proceedings brougnt against his newspaper?
§ MR. MADDEN
I am informed by the Prisons Board that the removal of Mr. O'Mahony from his own locality was made in accordance with the general practice observed in similar cases. The Prisons Board have not yet received an account of the cost of conveyance. The charge will be defrayed as usual from the Prisons Vote. The Board see no reason for re-transferring the prisoner to Clonmel, seeing that full facilities have been and will continue to be afforded to him for obtaining legal advice in reference to the civil actions instituted against him.