Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish News Agency.

asked the Minister for External Affairs if he will state what type of news items the Irish News Agency distribute to newspapers outside this country and whether he proposes to continue sending out the same type of news reports through the agency in future.

The Irish News Agency, like other similar agencies, sends out many different types of news items depending on the character of the day's news. The agency collects and distributes the news of the day without reference to the Minister.

May I ask if it is proposed to continue sending out news stories from the news agency associated with divorce court proceedings and registry office marriages?

Is it proposed to publish the life of Deputy de Valera abroad?

I thought it was going to be used for that purpose.