HC Deb 04 February 1904 vol 129 cc352-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the removal for neglect of duty of Mr. Leamy from the office of master of Granard Union Workhouse, to which position he had been appointed by the Local Government Board against the wishes of the local guardians, who favoured and requested the old master, Mr. O'Beirne, to be retained in the office; and whether he will, in order to restore peace in Granard Union, now direct the reappointment of Mr. O'Beirne to the office from which he was removed.


Mr. Leamy has been required to resign on account of his failure to report a serious breach of discipline in the Workhouse. The former master is not eligible for re-election. The guardians propose to give him a superannuation allowance on the ground that he is permanently incapacitated by ill-health from the discharge of the duties of master.

In reply to a further question,


said he understood that this very regrettable dispute was approaching a satisfactory termination.