Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Galway Inquiry.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether he has conveyed to the Galway County Council his findings on the evidence tendered at the public inquiry held in Galway, in 1945, into the circumstances attending the death of Patrick Brennan, a patient in Galway Central Hospital; why his letter, containing a review of the evidence and setting out his findings, has not been communicated to the Galway County Council, or to the relatives and legal representatives of the deceased, although it has been furnished to certain parties to the inquiry; and if he will state in what circumstances this letter was communicated to those persons, and whether it will now be communicated similarly to the other parties to the inquiry.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether, in view of the grave public concern and uneasiness arising from the non-publication of his review of the evidence and his findings on the public inquiry held in Galway into the circumstances attending the death of Patrick Brennan, a patient in the Galway Central Hospital, and particularly his findings in relation to the administration of the hospital and the conduct of the staff, he will take steps to have the review and findings published in due course.

I propose to take both these questions together. With the Deputy's permission, however, I shall defer the answer until to-morrow, when I hope to be able to give him a satisfactory reply.