§ MR. HEALY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. Mahoney, clerk of the Castlecomer Union, who was arrested under the Coercion Act, held his appointment under the same law as that under which Dr. Kenny held office in the North Dublin Union; whether upon Mr. Mahoney's arrest the Local Government Board immediately issued a sealed order dismissing him, as was done in Dr. Kenny's case; if not, will he state upon what principle the Local Government Board dismissed Dr. Kenny by sealed order; and, whether it is the fact that upon Mr. Mahoney's release he was at once allowed to resume his position by the Castlecomer Board, without any such application as the Dublin guardians are asked to make to the Local Government Board?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, that Mr. Mahoney held his appointment under the same law as Dr. Kenny; but the Local Government Board, on the application of Mr. Mahoney, forbore taking action in his case for some time. On quitting the prison he resumed his duties.