HC Deb 30 March 1905 vol 143 cc1708-9
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state what were the local differences which led the National Board to refuse to appoint a local manager, as requested in the memorial of the parents of children attending the Lislea No. 1 National School, county Armagh, instead of the present temporary manager, who resides twenty miles distant from the school; and whether he is aware that the lessee of the school is Mr. R. R. Murphy, J.P.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The local difference referred to was a difference of opinion as to the most fitting appointment to be made. No memorial was received from the parents of the children until after the appointment of the present temporary manager, and the Commissioners saw no sufficient reason to vary that appointment. The case will come up for review within the next three months. Mr. R. R. Murphy is not the lessee of the school. The Commissioners, in whom the school is vested, are themselves the lessees.