HC Deb 16 March 1905 vol 143 c202
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland, did the teachers under the Irish National Board who failed last July to obtain certificates of competency to teach Irish receive notification of their failure from the Education Office; and will those teachers who heretofore taught Irish successfully, and were certified by Irish-speaking inspectors as competent, receive results for the teaching of Irish in the future, though having no formal certificates.


The results of the last July Examinations in extra branches (Irish included) have been notified to the principals of the training colleges or to the managers in the cases of all those who were successful. It is not the practice to issue notification of failure except upon special application from the manager or teacher concerned. Every teacher of an extra branch is required to produce a certificate, or other satisfactory proof, of his qualifications to teach that subject.