asked the Chief Secretary on what grounds Miss Mary Ashe, Annascaul, county Kerry, was rejected at the examination for monitors held at Dingle, on 12th May, 1914, by Mr. Little, especially seeing that she was awarded a merit certificate, signed by the inspector and manager, as a result of the last annual examination, in which her record in all the subjects were excellent?
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that Miss Mary Ashe and two other girls underwent a competitive examination for two vacancies for monitors in accordance with Rule 130 of the Commissioners' Code. Miss Ashe only took third place and consequently was not appointed. All the candidates had merit certificates. The inspector did not certify that Miss Ashe's record was excellent in all subjects as alleged in the question.