CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - HUNGER-STRIKE DEATH—FATHER'S PENSION CLAIM.

asked the Minister for Defence whether a claim to an army pension in respect of his son, Joseph Murphy, who died on hungerstrike in Cork Jail during the Anglo-Irish struggle, has been received from Timothy Murphy, Pouladuff Road, Cork, and whether settlement of this claim will be expedited.

Mr. Murphy's claim will be decided forthwith.