CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - DINGLE CLAIM FOR MALICIOUS INJURIES.

asked the Minister for finance whether two fishermen named John and Michael Flaherty of John Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry, had their fishing boat maliciously damaged, and rendered useless on February 28th, 1921; whether they were awarded £500 compensation on 19th April, 1921, at Tralee, and in view of the fact that they are practically destitute, whether steps will be taken to expedite the settlement of their claim.

No claim on behalf of the persons named has been received by the Compensation Section of the Ministry of Finance. If the Deputy will have particulars furnished the matter will be taken up immediately with a view to submission of the cases to the Compensation (Ireland) Commission.