Dáil Éireann - Volume 2 - 20 March, 1923
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - ATHY PENSION.
AODH O CULACHAIN AODH O CULACHAIN
AODH O CULACHAIN: To ask the Minister for Local Government on what grounds the Old Age Pension of 10s. per week, awarded on two occasions to James May, Reg. No. 1972, of West-End, Monasterevan, Co. Kildare, by the Athy No. 1 Sub-Committee has been rejected, and if he will have this claim investigated again, with a view to carrying out the findings of the Sub-Committee who must have had special local knowledge of the claimant and his means of living before they issued their award.
MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Mr. E. Blythe) Ernest Blythe
MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Mr. E. Blythe): The Athy No. 1 Pension Sub-Committee voted a pension of 10s. a week to James May.
The farm consists of 10 Irish acres of good land; rent £8 10s. 0d., valuation £7 10s. Od; the crops were 1½ acres of potatoes, 1½ acres of roots, and 2½ acres of barley. The live stock were 3 cows, 6 yearlings, a horse, an ass, and the usual fowl.
As the yearly means of the claimant exceeded £49 17s. 6d. his claim to a pension was accordingly disallowed on the 21st October last.
Dáil Éireann 2 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ATHY PENSION.