HC Deb 30 June 1914 vol 64 c201
43. Mr. BOLAND

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that Mary Sullivan (née Kelly), Breahig, near Waterville, has applied for an old age pension; that she has been married forty-nine years, her eldest son being now forty-seven years of age; and whether, in view of the fact that she was married at the age of twenty-four, he will state why she has not yet been granted a pension?


Mary Sullivan (née Kelly) was married on the 17th April, 1866, but there is no evidence to show what her age was at the date of her marriage. In the absence of any satisfactory evidence the Local Government Board decided that she was not entitled to a pension.