§ MR. MOONEY (Newry)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the principal teacher in a national school, Roll No. 112, Circuit 9, Section C, is at present in receipt of a grade salary less by £9 than that to which he would have been entitled had he remained assistant; and, if so, will he 952 invite the Commissioners to consider the case of this teacher for an increase in salary, seeing that he is now in charge of a large and important school.
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that Mr. O'Neill, principal teacher of Clohoge National school, has a salary of £63 per annum, which, with the residual grant, about £15 per annum, makes a total income of £78. Had he remained an assistant he would have been entitled under the 4th Schedule of the Irish Education Act of 1892 to a bonus of £9, making his total salary £72. In that case, however, he would not have received any residual grant nor would he be eligible for promotion beyond the third grade. The case is not one in which the Commissioners could grant a special increase of salary under Rule 112 (E).