HC Deb 23 March 1907 vol 171 c1367
MR. DUFFY (Galway, S.)

To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if he is aware that it was always the practice to attach a Gaelic interpreter to the Court of the County Court Judge in Galway; is the office at present vacant; and, having regard to the fact that Galway county is largely an Irish-speaking county, will he take steps to have a competent person appointed.

(Answered by Mr. Cherry.) I have referred this Question to the Recorder of Galway, with whom the appointment of interpreter rests. The Recorder informs me that there are interpreters in the Clifden and Galway divisions of the county, but that a vacancy exists in the Loughrea division. He has endeavoured, by means of advertisement and otherwise, to obtain a suitable person, but has not so far succeeded in doing so. The matter is not one in which I have any power.