CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - WESTMEATH RAILWAY PORTER ACCIDENTALLY SHOT.

SEÁN O LAIDHIN

asked the Minister for Finance if he is aware that a claim for £111 6s. has been lodged by Nooney and Dowall, Solicitors, Mullingar, on behalf of John McDermott, Castletown G., Co. Westmeath, for injuries received by accidental discharge of rifle carried by a member of the Railway Protection and Maintenance Corps on the 27th April, 1923, while McDermott was in discharge of his duty as railway porter, and whether, as the applicant has been thirteen weeks in hospital, payment of the above claim will be expedited.

I will answer this question. There is no trace of the receipt of a claim through Messrs. Nooney and Dowall. A claim was, however, received from Mr. McDermott, and a decision will be arrived at forthwith.