§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL (Kerry, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether an inspector of national schools, named Connolly, is acting on the instructions of the Board of Education in endeavouring to discourage teachers from giving instruction to their pupils in Irish in places where the managers and the parents wish the language to be taught to the children.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
Mr. Connolly, Senior Inspector of National Schools, has received no instructions to discourage teachers from giving instruction to their pupils in Irish, and he denies that he is doing so.
§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL
If I send him the statements of teachers will the right hon. Gentleman inquire further?