§ MR. BODKIN (Roscommon, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General can ho state why Mr. Joseph Kilkenny, night postman in Boyle, has been suspended from the discharge of his duties; is he aware that Mr. Joseph Kilkenny is universally regarded in the town as the most courteous official connected with the Boyle Post Office, and that there is a general belief that he was suspended by the Local Authorities merely because, being a Catholic, ho protested against certain proselytism that was being carried on in the office; and will ho promptly inquire into the matter, and have this man immediately re-instated in his position if there be no charge against him, or otherwise have a full and public investigation of the entire circumstances of the case?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
I understand that the suspension of Joseph Kilkenny was not connected with his religious opinions. He was suspended for insubordination in refusing to furnish an explanation when officially required to do so. After an expression of his regret he was allowed to resume duty on the 22nd instant, and the incident may be considered as at an end.