HC Deb 12 August 1907 vol 180 cc788-9

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland have taken any steps to ensure the immediate provision of the additional accommodation recommended by the head inspector for the school at Ballyforan, county Roscommon, of which Mr. P. J. Geoghegan is teacher.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The manager of this school applied to the Commissioners for a grant towards the erection of a new school-house for the accommodation of the girls and infants attending the present mixed school. Owing, however, to the smallness of the attendance at the present school the formation of a separate school as proposed would not be admissible under the rules now in force. The question of providing suitable accommodation for the pupils in attendance, having regard to all the circumstances, is under consideration by the Commissioners.