HC Deb 15 May 1879 vol 246 cc391-2

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether it is true that Professor Galloway has been dismissed from his Professorship of Chemistry in the College of Science, Dublin, after twenty-three years' service, during which he has carried on efficient laboratory instruction, as evidenced by various Parliamentary Returns (Nos. 67, 1873; 219, 1878; and Report on Scientific Institutions, 1864); and, whether he objects to lay upon the Table any Papers explaining the grounds for dismissal?


It is quite true that Professor Galloway's services have been dispensed with from the termination of the present session of the College of Science in Dublin. As Professor Galloway had been connected with the College for 23 years, it is, I trust, scarcely necessary to inform the House that the Lord President and I only adopted this course after the most careful and anxious consideration, and when we were convinced that it was absolutely necessary for the welfare of the College of Science, for which we are responsible. There will be no objection to lay upon the Table letters and papers from the Science and Art Department, which will explain our grounds for acting as we have done.