§ 22. Mr. GINNELL
asked whether Irish ladies and gentlemen applicants having the requisite qualifications are eligible for the professorship of French now vacant in the National University of Ireland; and whether the best qualified will be appointed irrespective of extraneous considerations?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The vacancy referred to is the professorship of French and the Romance Languages in University College, Dublin. All applications will be considered by the governing body of the University College, which will, in accordance with the Statutes, make a selection for submission to the senate, who will make the final selection. I have no doubt that all applications will be fully considered by the governing body, and that the senate will select the candidate whom it considers to be the best qualified for the position.