Wednesday, 10 June 1931
Dáil Éireann Debate
General Mulcahy: An appeal in this case was decided on the 5th March, 1931, the claim being disallowed, as I was not satisfied on the evidence submitted that the claimant fulfilled the statutory condition as to residence.
General Mulcahy: It might be refused on the grounds of nationality, but it could not be refused, as far as I am aware, on the question of residence. The question of residence was completely established in the first case.
Mr. Hogan: I have raised the two questions to show that there is some-connection between them, and I do not think the Minister has looked into the two cases personally to see if there is not a case equally as good in the second case as in the first case.
General Mulcahy: No. There is a definition of qualification for residence amounting to twelve years. If that statutory qualification cannot be fulfilled the pension cannot be given. There was no question about the residence qualification in the first case. There was a question as regards qualification on the grounds of nationality.
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