§ Mr. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Michael O'Sullivan, formerly schoolmaster at Glen, N.S., Aghort, Ballinskelligs, co. Kerry, who, since his retirement in October 1901, has only got credit for thirty-six years service instead of thirty-seven, and for fifty-seven years of age instead of sixty; and to the fact that his pension is reduced thereby from £42 10s. to £32; and whether he can take steps to secure this ex-teacher his full pension.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The returns of age made to the Commissioners of National Education by this ex-teacher, when he was in their service, showed that he was born in 1844. He joined the pension scheme on the distinct understanding, fully acquiesced in by him, that he was born in that year, and paid the appropriate premiums. When he retired he was fifty-seven years of age, and had thirty-six years service after the age of twenty-one. He was granted the pension fixed by the Act for such age and service.