To ask the Minister for Defence what decision, if any, has been made with regard to the claim of John Shanahan, of Curragh, Creggs, Roscommon, to a dependents' allowance, payable on account of his son, Thomas J. Shanahan, who joined the artillery section of the National Army on June 1st, at Custume Barracks, Athlone.

An award has now been made in this case, and payment will commence forthwith.