In the Greenock Sheriff's Court yesterday John McLoughlin and James Slaven were sentenced to 60 days' imprisonment, the latter being given the option of paying a fine of £10, for being concerned in the riots, arising out of the lecture by a "converted Catholic priest." During the riot several policemen were injured by stones, and a man named Allen was dangerously hurt. Counsel for Slaven urged that his client was privileged to be present at the riot, being a journalist, but the Sheriff held that as he only partially earned his living by journalism, he was not privileged.

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), April 25, 1899.