§ MR. DELANY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution passed at a special meeting of the Irish Medical Association, held at Tullamore on the 8th instant, protesting against the action of Dr. M'Carthy in accepting the position of medical officer of the Killoughy Dispensary District, King's County, in defiance of the expressed and conveyed opinion of the members of the Irish Medical Association, and requesting him to reconsider his position; and whether, seeing that in consequence of this resolution Dr. M'Carthy has tendered his resignation, although his appointment had been sanctioned by the Local Government Board, he will state what steps he proposes taking in the matter.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM, Dover)
The resolution has been received. The Local Government Board has suggested to the guardians the propriety of calling upon Dr. M'Carthy to take up at once his duties as medical officer. In the event of his failing to do so the Board will hold a sworn inquiry into the circumstances of the case.