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Army—Ktlmainham Hospital

Volume 218: debated on Tuesday 31 March 1874

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asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If it is true that the Catholic inmates of the Royal Military Hospital at Kilmainham, Dublin, are obliged to leave the Hospital in all weathers and at all seasons to attend Divine Service though many of them are advanced in life and infirm, while their Protestant comrades, though little more than one-fifth of the whole number of pensioners have a chapel and resident chaplain of their own religion in the Hospital?

, in reply, said, the Question related to an institution which was under the control of the War Department and not of the Irish Government. If the Question were repeated after Easter, he had no doubt his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War would be prepared to answer it.