HC Deb 02 August 1904 vol 139 c533

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Patrick Kelleher, principal teacher in the national school at Doohoma, county Mayo, was reported to the school manager, the Rev. Father Dolphin, for ill-treating a schoolboy named Walter Spencer; and, if so, will he say whether the Rev. Father Dolphin forwarded the report to the authorities; and whether, seeing that Patrick Kelleher, before his appointment as teacher at Doohoma, was fined at petty sessions, and also fined by the Commissioners for his treatment of children attending his school, and that a little girl named Margaret Roy has been ill for a considerable time owing to a beating administered by this teacher, an inquiry will be instituted into the conduct of the teacher and immediate steps be taken to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.


The Commissioners have no information on the subject but they are in correspondence with the manager of the school. Perhaps my hon. and gallant friend will postpone the Question for a few days.