HC Deb 16 July 1877 vol 235 c1326

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Who it was communicated to the Education Board information that Michael and Patrick Gurney, the teachers of the National School, Headford, county Galway, had attended a tenant right meeting; whether such information was anonymous; and, whether it is not a violation of the Board's own rules to attend to anonymous communications affecting the position of teachers?


Sir, I understand that the information on which the Commissioners acted in this matter was a report in a newspaper, which was forwarded to them, of a tenant-right meeting, in which report it was stated that Michael and Patrick Gurney were among the persons attending the meeting. I think a report of the kind could scarcely be held to fall under the rule of the Board against attending to anonymous communications.