CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - SOLDIERS' DEPENDANTS' ALLOWANCES.

DOMHNALL O MUIRGHEASA

To ask the Minister for Defence if he is aware that the wives and dependants of a large number of National soldiers serving in North Tipperary have not received any Separation Allowance since the 28th October, and if in view of the great hardship thereby inflicted on these poor people, he will have the matter seen to at once.

I am not aware that the allowances referred to have not been paid, but I am having the matter investigated at once.

I would like to point out to the Minister that I am informed that practically none of the dependents of the men serving in the Military Barracks in Nenagh have received Separation Allowances since the 28th October.

I consider it very unlikely.