CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - COMMANDEERED MOTOR CAR (MR. DANIEL DEVITT'S CLAIM).

To ask the Minister for Defence whether he is aware that on the 3rd of August a Ford Touring Car, the property of Daniel Devitt, Racecourse, Cashel, was commandeered by Free State troops on the authority of Diarmuid O Riain, Comdt. 2nd Tipperary Brigade, for the use of the army; also, whether he is aware that a claim has been lodged for the value of the car and loss sustained; whether he will cause inquiries to be made into the case with a view to the immediate settlement of the claim.

The Minister for Defence has received a claim in connection with the alleged commandeering of Mr. Devitt's car by Free State troops, and he tells me that inquiries into the matter will be expedited as much as possible.