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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 14 Feb 1924

Vol. 6 No. 14


asked the Minister for Local Government whether he is aware that the Dublin Corporation have been offered the sum of £25,000 to establish an Infant Welfare Clinic by the Carnegie Trust, whether they have not accepted that offer, and consequently the offer is about to be withdrawn, and whether he will urge the Corporation not to lose this opportunity of obtaining this Clinic.

I have had this matter specially under consideration. The Deputy may be assured that so far as I am concerned nothing will be left undone to secure the suitable application of this money.

Arising out of the Minister's answer, may I ask whether any information was applied for to the Corporation, and may I say that my information is contrary to that contained in the question. The Corporation have accepted the grant and they have their plans well under way. The only reason why they were not able to carry on the contract is on account of the conditions prevailing. It is unfair that any question should be put down without making inquiries in the proper direction.

Arising out of Deputy Byrne's question, I wish to say that I put down the question because I do not want Dublin to lose the money.


It is not true that Dublin is losing the money. They have accepted the grant. I think the Deputy who asked the question ought to apologise.

I was informed that there was danger of the money being diverted to another channel as a result of the delay in accepting it.