§ Sir E. CARSON
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what pension has been awarded to the widow of the late Constable O'Brien, Royal Irish Constabulary, who was murdered whilst in discharge of his duty on the 6th April, 1919; and whether any pension has been awarded in respect of his two infant children, one of whom was born after his death?
§ Mr. HENRY
The widow of the late Constable Martin O'Brien, who was murdered whilst in the discharge of his duty on 6th April, 1919, was awarded a pension of £39 per annum, under the Statute governing pensions to widows of members of the Royal Irish Constabulary who lose their lives in the execution of their duty. In addition, gratuities amounting to £29 have been awarded in respect of the two children (including posthumous child) of the deceased constable. Mrs. O'Brien was awarded £1,200 compensation at Limerick Assizes, in July, 1919, under the Malicious Injuries Act.