§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Local Government Board has been called to the fact that Dr. Pentland is evading their order to reside in his dispensary district at Dromod, South Leitrim; whether he is aware that Dr. Pentland was absent on Sunday morning last when sought by John Farrell, of Cloontumpher, to attend his wife, who was dangerously ill, and was absent on Saturday, the 13th of April, when called to attend the case of Patrick Cawan Clonmorris; and whether he will order a sworn inquiry into this officer's persistent neglect of his duty?
MR. J. MORLEY
In November last the Local Government Board were informed by Dr. Pentland that he had a residence within his district. The Board now learn that the facts are as stated in the second paragraph, and if, as the result of further inquiry which the Board are making, it is found that the gentleman referred to is not living within his district they will require him to take up his residence there under pain of removal from office.