Dáil Éireann - Volume 8 - 02 July, 1924
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - MILITARY OCCUPATION OF MOATE PREMISES.
SEAN O LAIDHIN SEAN O LAIDHIN
SEAN O LAIDHIN asked the Minister for Finance whether he is aware that an award of £35 10s. 0d. has been made to Mr. James Lally, Moate, Westmeath, in respect of damage done to his premises by military during their occupation, lasting ten weeks; whether having regard to the damage done, and the loss of trade sustained by this man during the occupation, he will have the case reconsidered with a view to having a more adequate amount awarded.
The PRESIDENT The PRESIDENT
The PRESIDENT, replying: The claim made by Mr. James Lally, of Moate, Westmeath, in respect to damage done to his premises during the  military occupation, was greatly exaggerated, being at the rate of £5,200 per annum for the use of accommodation in his premises as an officers' mess. The award of £35 10s., which has been accepted by him in final settlement, is a fair one, and does not call for review.
Dáil Éireann 8 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. MILITARY OCCUPATION OF MOATE PREMISES.