HC Deb 31 May 1886 vol 306 c504
MR. JOHN REDMOND (Wexford, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the recent dismissal from the office of National Schoolmistress at Ballycarew, county Wexford, of Miss Hanlon, by the Rector of the parish, the Rev. Mr. Gerrard; whether the reason for this dismissal was alleged to be the fact that Miss Hanlon had attended a special service at the local Methodist Church; and, whether she had in any way contravened the Rules of the National Education Board; and, if not, whether steps will be taken to reinstate her in her position?


Mr. Speaker, the Commissioners of National Education have heard nothing of this matter, beyond receiving an intimation from the teacher of the school that the teacher's resignation will take place about the end of next month. An Inspector visited the school a few days ago, and in his Report he makes no reference to any exceptional circumstances. We may therefore presume that, if any injustice was contemplated, some sort of representation would have been made by the teacher herself to the Department.