CATHAL BRUGHA (Waterford County) stated that the Committee exercised all due vigilance in the matter of the appointments. They had necessarily to be guided to a large extent by the views of the local people. Owing to the inability of the Secretary for Irish to devote sufficient time to the duties of the position, Proinnsias O Fathaigh (Galway, South) had been appointed as Assistant Minister at the same salary as that allowed to Heads of Departments, viz., £400 per annum. He now formally moved that the Dáil ratify the appointment.
P. O MAILLE (Connemara) seconded the motion.
The motions for the adoption of the Report and the ratification of the appointment of Proinsias O Fathaigh (Galway, South) as Assistant Minister for Irish were then put and carried.