HC Deb 08 August 1904 vol 139 c1360

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, at the annual examination in St. Luke's National School, Cork, in the year 1902–3, the inspector refused to examine in Irish, and that the special examination which he promised did not take place; and whether he will explain why Mr. Coyne, in examining in Irish in same school eighteen months later, ordered the teacher out of the school.


I am informed that Irish is not taught in any National School in Cork known as St. Luke's, and that the Commissioners are unable to identify the particular school referred to. If the hon. Member will communicate to me the name of the teacher, further inquiry will be made.