Dáil Éireann - Volume 205 - 24 October, 1963

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Commuting of Death Sentences.

130. Mr. Ryan asked the Minister for Justice if he will state, in respect of each person whose sentence of execution for murder was commuted to a sentence of life imprisonment since 1925, the term of imprisonment actually suffered by such person.

Mr. Haughey: Since the reply is in the form of a tabular statement I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Date of Sentence

Period in custody after sentence

years

months

30/6/25

17

2

25/1/26

6

5

4/2/26

6

4

28/10/26

6

12/12/27

2

7

10/6/29

1

5

[325]13/6/29

5

21/6/29

7

6

21/6/29

6

7

25/6/29

4

27/11/30

3

4

3/3/31

2

7

8/6/32

9

1

27/6/35

12

2

28/3/36

2

9

28/3/36

8

21/7/36

1

9

6/3/37

10

7

9/4/37

11

1

24/11/37

10

1

15/11/38

2

1

19/5/39

12

4

13/6/40

7

9

29/6/40

8

6

26/2/42

3

9

5/6/43

11

11

22/11/43

5

6

15/2/46

3

7

21/11/46

5

22/10/48

6

1

26/10/48

3

29/4/49

4

8

21/11/49

3

4

6/3/51

11

6

13/5/54

6

1

In addition, three persons died while imprisoned, three were transferred to the central Asylum or to other custody and five are still in custody.