CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - BURNING OF A HOUSE (COUNTY COURT DECREE).

SEAN O LAIDHIN

asked the Minister for Finance whether he is aware that Michael Kenny, Castlepollard, Westmeath, obtained a decree in the County Court, Mullingar, on June 12th, 1922, for £1,150 for the burning of his house on the 3rd May, 1922, and further, whether he is aware that the State Solicitor has offered Michael Kenny £400 in full payment, and whether he can state by whose authority such an offer was made, and further, to ask when the full amount granted by the Court shall be paid?

The decree granted in this case by the County Court was reopened by me under Section 2 (1) of the Damage to Property Compensation Act, and an offer was made pursuant to Section 2 (3). This offer was refused, and the question of making an amended offer is at present under consideration.