CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - A BAGENALSTOWN EXECUTION.

EAMON O DUBHGHAILL

asked the Minister for Finance if he can state why compensation has not been paid to Michael Hackett, Bagenalstown, in respect of his son, Michael, who, it was alleged, was executed by the Irish Volunteers in June, 1921.

As a result of investigations which have been made, it has been established that the late Michael Hackett was a supporter of the British side in the late Anglo-Irish conflict. In accordance with the agreement entered into between the two Governments, liability for payment of any compensation rests with the British Government, to whom the application has been referred for consideration.