Blythe, Ernest

Friday, 13 November 1925

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 13 No. 4

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CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - RESIGNED R.I.C.-MAN'S PENSION CLAIM.

After most careful consideration of all the facts and circumstances of Mr. O'Neill's case, I have come to the conclusion that national sympathies were not the guiding factors in inducing Mr. O'Neill t...More Button

Yes, I got information from Wexford.More Button

Yes, they might. But I also regard his subsequent Irregular proclivities as indicating that he was probably more against the Government than influenced by national sympathies.More Button

I am not satisfied that it was through national sympathies he resigned.More Button

I have not been satisfied of the national sympathies of anybody who subsequently displayed distinct Irregular proclivities such as he did.More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - BANDON R.I.C.-MAN'S PENSION CLAIM.

I am not satisfied on the evidence placed before me that Mr. Long's resignation from the R.I.C. in December, 1917, was caused by his national sympathies, and I have, therefore, felt unable to issue th...More Button

This is a very difficult case. He stated in December, 1917, that he resigned in order to manage his father's farm. I am satisfied, on the whole, that that was so— that that was a true statement on h...More Button

I know there is no question of his having, at any time, Irregular sympathies, and if it had not been for his subsequent I.R.A. services, I would not have the slightest doubt that he should be turned d...More Button

I feel it is a very difficult case, but I have not yet been satisfied that the resignation was owing to national sympathies, or any reason other than economic.More Button

The case is a difficult one, and I will be glad to have further evidence. I will consider further evidence.More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - DUNMANWAY R.I.C.-MAN'S PENSION CLAIM.

Mr. Regan was discharged from the R.I.C. as medically unfit for further service, with the gratuity appropriate to his years of service, in accordance with statutory regulations, and I have been advise...More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - SEIZED MOTOR CAR (CARLOW).

The claim referred to by the Deputy was received by the Department of Defence and referred in due course to the Committee appointed under the Indemnity Act, 1924. Representations have been made to the...More Button

CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - OFFALY COUNTY COUNCIL VACANCIES.

Thirty-three applications for the Secretaryship and eleven for the Assistant Secretaryship of the Offaly County Council were received as a result of the first advertisement. Nine of the applications f...More Button

The second advertisements were really ordered because no suitable candidates presented themselves as a result of the first advertisement.More Button

I do not know, but I think that is irrelevant.More Button


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