POLITICAL PRISONERS— CASE OF IRWIN AND O'BEIRNE.

M. STAINES (St. Michan's) asked leave of the House to refer to the efforts of Alderman O'Beirne on behalf of the Political Prisoners which led to judgment and costs being entered against him in an action brought by Sir John Irwin, late Chairman of the Visiting Justices to Mountjoy Prison. He mentioned that a fund had been opened for the purpose of indemnifying Alderman O'Beirne, and he would like to know if the Dáil could contribute to same. The matter having been discussed at length, it was decided that no action be taken.
This concluded the business of the Session and the House adjourned.