§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state 884 the reason which induced the Military Authorities to withdraw the small military force from Longford, seeing that for more than 50 years Longford was a headquarters' station, and that large sums of money have been spent there in providing barrack accommodation; and can he state whether it is the intention of the Government to restore the detachment to the town which was recently removed from it?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR
The field battery which was quartered at Longford has been retained at Dublin by the Field Marshal Commanding for drill and training with other arms. The barracks at Longford will probably be re-occupied, but no date for their re-occupation can be fixed.