To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the grounds on which Mr. Michael Munnelly and Michael Gaughan were relieved of their positions as local supervisors of the parish committee works under the Congested Districts Board in the parishes of Belmullet and Binghamstown, county Mayo; and why their work was transferred to an official already in the Board's service.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The persons named were not relieved of their positions as supervisors. The Board objected to their appointment as such in the first instance, in the case of Mr. Munnelly because he was a district councillor and therefore ineligible, and in the case of Mr. Gaughan because an officer of the Board was available for the work. Mr. Munnelly has since resigned his district councillorship, and both he and Mr. Gaughan have been appointed supervisors.