HC Deb 13 June 1898 vol 59 cc42-3
MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he has inquired into the cause of the death of Mrs. Connerly, of Kylsalia, Carna, Connemara, whose death was described by the Reverend Father Brett in the Freeman's Journal of the 6th May; and if he will state the information he has received on the matter?


Inquiry was at once made by the Local Government Board into the statements contained in the letter referred to in the Question. The Board's Inspector reported that this woman's husband had been employed on relief works in the locality, and had also been in receipt of outdoor relief. He died in February or March from Bright's disease. Outdoor relief was continued to the widow and children, but Mrs. Connerly, who I was always delicate, took ill shortly after her husband's death in died in April, consumption being the cause of her death. Outdoor relief was continued to the children.