asked the Chief Secretary whether he will make inquiry into the case of Mr. J. J. Brady, late principal teacher of the Larah boys national school, county Cavan; whether he has had his salary withdrawn owing to the Commissioners refusing to grant his training diploma; whether he was entitled to his diploma in 1906, when he received his increments, as good service, according to Commissioners' rules, which is necessary in order to obtain each; whether he is aware that seven inspectors testified as to his efficiency; and whether, owing to the conditions which have affected this particular teacher, he will recommend the Commissioners to reconsider his case in as favourable and generous a light as possible?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that Mr. Brady was principal teacher of Larah boys national school until 30th April last, when, in accordance with the Board's rules, he was no longer recognised in that capacity as he had failed to obtain his training diploma within five years from the date of leaving the training college. In 1906 Mr. Brady was allowed an increment1432W of salary, but the standard of efficiency for the grant of an increment to an assistant teacher is not equal to the requirements for the award of a training diploma. During his long period of probation Mr. Brady failed to fulfil the condition of two continuous years' service with favourable reports.