§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked whether Mr. Cornelius O'Callaghan, county councillor, Millstreet, county Cork, had been appointed an inspector under the Congested Districts Board; and, if so, whether this person is at present a member of the National Directory of the United Irish League, and recently attended a banquet of the Irish party in Dublin; and what are the qualifications of Mr. O'Callaghan, to what district had he been despatched, and upon whose recommendations was the appointment made?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Mr. O'Callaghan has been appointed a temporary Land Inspector under the Congested Districts Board. The Board have no information as to whether he is a member of the body referred to, nor are they aware that he attended the banquet mentioned. Mr. O'Callaghan is a fanner with a knowledge of land, who has given evidence as a valuer in the Land Courts. No districts are assigned to land inspectors who are sent to different parts of the Congested Districts whenever they are required. The appointment was made by the Congested Districts Board, who were satisfied as to Mr. O'Callaghan's qualifications for the post.