DEPARTMENT OF IRISH.

The ASSISTANT MINISTER OF IRISH, in the course of an oral Report in Irish, stated that the scheme drawn up by the Department of Irish was being put into operation. He hoped to have a full report on the subject for the next Session. Much help had been given by the Departmental Committee, and he asked the Deputies to give all the assistance in their power. The scheme of Education had been forwarded to the different Education Bodies, but no replies had been received from either the University or Intermediate Education Authorities. The request of the National Board that the Department interview them was not acceded to. Whilst good progress was being made, especially in Clare and Cork, it was necessarily slow owing to the prevailing conditions.
ART O'CONNOR (Kildare South) proposed, and BRIAN O'HIGGINS (Clare West) seconded, the adoption of the Report.
P. O MAILLE (Connemara) criticised the appointment of one of the Organisers under the Department.