HC Deb 30 March 1903 vol 120 c577
MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board will reconsider their decision in the case of Mr. George M'Donald, recently elected master of Lismore Union, by permitting the question of his fitness for the office to be determined by the manner of his discharge of the duties of the office during a period of probation; whether the Local Government Board will give the Board of Guardians a copy of the Questions in arithmetic submitted to Mr. M'Donald when examined, with his answers thereto; will he say what qualifications Mr. R. Kelly had as an examiner in arithmetic; and what official of the Board other than Mr. R. Kelly decided upon Mr. M'Donald's answers.


Legal proceedings have been instituted by the Local Government Board with the object of requiring the Guardians to appoint a properly qualified person to the position of workhouse master. The decision of the Board being thus subject to review by a judicial tribunal, the matter has passed out of its hands, and it cannot entertain the suggestions in the first and second inquiries. The decision arrived at was the decision of the Board. Mr. Kelly is a Barrister-at-law and a graduate of Trinity College.