CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - THE OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE, COLLEGE GREEN.

To ask the President if any steps have been taken, or if he proposed to take steps, to secure the old Parliament House, College Green, now in possession of the Bank of Ireland; further, if he is aware that canvassing by members of outside organisations is now being carried on for the purpose of securing support for a proposal to transfer the meeting-place of the Oireachtas to the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.

The permanent home of the Oireachtas has not yet been decided upon. I doubt very much whether the old Parliament House, College Green, would be found convenient for the needs of a modern Parliament. The use of the Royal Hospital has been suggested, and is under consideration. I have no knowledge of any canvassing by members of outside organisations to secure support for this proposal.