CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - REPAIR OF CO. CORK SCHOOLS.

asked the Minister for Education whether he is aware that National Schools, Belvilly, near Cobh, Co. Cork, were occupied during the recent trouble by National Troops, and during such occupation windows, doors, and furniture were damaged; whether he will now have those schools repaired and furnished and opened to teachers and pupils at an early date.

It is understood that a claim for compensation in respect of damage done to the school-house was made by the manager; that a certain amount by way of compensation has been awarded; and that a draft for this amount is being forwarded to the manager. In the circumstances, it is expected that the manager of the schools will take the necessary steps to have the repairs effected.