HC Deb 19 October 1908 vol 194 cc729-30
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Lixnaw boys' school, County Kerry, is partly occupied by the sexton of the managers' church, and that he refuses to quit the premises; and whether, seeing that it is a source of annoyance to the principal teacher, he will cause inquiries to be made with the view of having the man removed to other premises.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Commissioners of National Education inform me that in 1898 the then manager of the Lixnaw boys' national school gave possession to the clerk of the Catholic church of that part of the school premises which had formerly been used, but was not then being used, as a girls' school. It appears, however, that the premises have deteriorated by reason of the clerk's occupancy, and the Commissioners are therefore taking steps for the dispossesion of the clerk.