CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. [ ORAL ANSWERS. ] - ROSCREA ARRESTS.

DOMHNALL O MUIRGHEASA

To ask the Minister for Defence if he is aware that Cornelius and Laddie Heffernan were arrested at Roscrea at midnight on the 28th ultimo; if he will state the charge, if any, which is to be preferred against them; if they are to be brought to trial, and, if so, when? Whether he is aware that one of those boys had intended to sit for the Easter Scholarship Examination for entrance to a Teachers' Training College, and that his arrest so close to the examination will spoil his chance of success, and if, in view of this, he will have inquiries made into this case immediately with a view to having them brought to trial or released.

Enquiries are being made, but they have not yet been completed.