§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Rule 94 (III.) of the National Board of Education, which commands Irish national school teachers to avoid fairs and markets, applies to teachers resident in rural districts who rent small farms or land, and who have stock and crops to sell at fairs or markets; and, if so, will he advise the Commissioners of National Education to withdraw the rule.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The rule applies to all the teachers without exception. I understand, however, that if a teacher finds it necessary to attend a fair for the disposal of his stock the Commissioners do not take a serious view of the matter unless such attendance is of a recurrent nature and interferes with the proper discharge of the teacher's duties. The Commissioners regard the rule as a most useful one, and do not intend to withdraw it.