CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. [ ORAL ANSWERS. ] - COMPENSATION TO ENNISTYMON LADY.

asked the Minister for Defence whether his attention has been called to the delay in payment of the compensation awarded to the widow of Thomas Connole, of Ennistymon, who was shot and burned in his house by Black-and-Tans in September, 1920; and whether he will take steps to expedite payment of a substantial sum on account of the £4,725 awarded by the County Court Judge.

This question has been addressed to the Minister for Defence, but it concerns my Department. I hope to be in a position to discharge the decree in this case during the coming week.