CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. [ORAL ANSWERS.] - COMPENSATION CLAIM.

EAMON O DUBHGHAILL

asked the Minister for Defence if he can state the cause of the delay in paying compensation to Michael Nolan, Court Place, Carlow, in respect of his son, Volunteer Thomas Nolan, of the Carlow Brigade, who was shot dead at Ballymakeera, Co. Cork, by Irregular forces on the 5th December, 1922.

The delay was due to the difficulty in ascertaining the whereabouts of Mr. Nolan, who changed his address twice without notifying the Pensions Officer, and the aid of the Civic Guard had to be enlisted to trace him. A cheque was, however, sent to him on the 7th instant and was cashed by him on the following day.