HC Deb 10 March 1892 vol 2 cc518-9
MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Constable Henry Lynam, who was discharged from the Royal Irish Constabulary on the 13th February, 1892, as unfit for further service, with a pension of £12 per annum; whether he is aware that Constable Lynam became disabled in consequence of a fall off a ladder while endeavouring, at great risk to his own life, to extinguish a fire at Mullingar on the night of the 10th March, 1891; and that he is now in very weak health, with no hope of recovering sufficient strength to enable him to earn a livelihood; and whether, as Constable Lynam received the injuries which necessitated his discharge while on duty, and that he bore an excellent character while in the force, he will re-consider his case with the view of increasing his pension?


The constable referred to was incapacitated from service under the circumstances recorded by the hon. Member. The Medical Board considered his case and reported it to be one of partial incapacity to earn a livelihood, and the pension was fixed at £12. The maximum pension would have been something under £15. The period of service was short, and the constable would not have been entitled to any pension in respect of it had he not met with this accident.