CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - NATIONAL TEACHERS AND IRISH COURSES.

SEAN O LAIDHIN

asked the Minister for Education whether he can state when it is likely that National School teachers who attended Irish courses will be paid, as these courses finished on the 3rd August last, and to ask that payment be expedited.

Payment of salary as National School teacher has, where such payment is regular, been made to all teachers who attended the special course of instruction in Irish held in July and August last. Payment for services as Professor and of the grants in aid of lodging and travelling expenses has been made, except in a few cases under consideration, to National School teachers and others who acted as Professors during the course. The claims for the grant-in-aid of lodging expenses and travelling allowances made by the teachers who attended the course as students are at present being examined and passed for payment. The scrutiny of these claims, involving in each case a reference to the class roll, is onerous, but it is hoped to have the great majority of the payments under this head made before the end of November.