CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OF OFFICER (BALLYMAHON).

SEAN O LAIDHIN

asked the Minister for Defence if he will expedite payment of compensation to Mrs. Annie T. Walshe, Ballymahon, in respect of her brother, Lieut. M.J. Keane, who was accidentally shot by National forces in Ballymahon, on the 25th December, 1923, in view of the fact that the deceased officer was the principal support of claimant.

Mrs. Walshe's claim is on the point of being assessed. Payment of any award made will be effected in the near future.