HC Deb 30 July 1894 vol 27 cc1272-3
DR. KENNY (Dublin, College Green)

moved for copies of the following Papers:—

  1. "(a)Report of the National Teachers' (Ireland) Organization on the dismissal of the female teacher of the Leighlinbridge (County Carlow) National School;
  2. (b)Copy of Complaint which the manager of said school, the Rev. J. Connolly, P.P., made to the Commissioners of National Education (Ireland) on publication of said Reports;
  3. (c)Copy of Communication addressed by the secretaries of the National Board to the school managers of the three teachers whose conduct was complained of;
  4. (d)Copies of the Explanations offered by those teachers, and also of the Communications from their managers on the same subject; and
  5. (e)Minute of the Action taken by the Board in regard to those teachers, with the date on which the cases were decided."

MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

objected that some of the information proposed to be included in the Return was non-official, and be thought that an opportunity should be given to the other side to state their case.


said, he could not understand the opposition. The National Board was quite willing to grant the Return. The only reason could be to exclude some portion of light upon a matter which had caused a great deal of anxiety to persons solicitous for the well-being of a large class of Her Majesty's subjects.


I was informed at first there was some objection to a portion of this Return, and in consequence of that I intended to take into consideration the granting it. But I have since learned that the objection locally is not a strong one, and, therefore, I have agreed to the Return.

Motion agreed to.