Dáil Éireann - Volume 9 - 19 December, 1924
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CROSSHAVEN SHOOTING—QUESTION OF COMPENSATION.
TADHG O MURCHADHA TADHG O MURCHADHA
 TADHG O MURCHADHA asked the Minister for Finance whether he is aware that the three orphan children of Thomas Hennessy, who was shot by British Forces at Crosshaven, Co. Cork, on March 13th, 1921, have been offered £24 a year till they attain the age of sixteen years; and whether he is aware that the amount is considered entirely inadequate by the guardian of the children, and if he will have the case reconsidered with a view to granting adequate compensation.
Mr. BLYTHE Mr. BLYTHE
Mr. BLYTHE: I am aware that the compensation (Personal Injuries) Committee investigated the application referred to by the Deputy and recommended that an allowance of £2 per month, as from the 1st April, 1923, should be paid in respect of each of the three younger children of the deceased until he or she reaches the age of sixteen years. As the deceased at the time of his death was employed as a farm steward at a wage of £1 per week, with board and lodging, I consider that generous provision has been made for the three children, and I see no reason, therefore, why the case should be reconsidered.
Dáil Éireann 9 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. CROSSHAVEN SHOOTING—QUESTION OF COMPENSATION.