Temperance Lecturers for Student Teachers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education (Ireland). – in the House of Commons at on 13 February 1919.

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Lieutenant-Colonel ALLEN:


asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if lectures on the subject of temperance are being given to the student teachers in the training college of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland; if so, how many lectures have been given during this session, with the names of the lecturers; and whether instruction in temperance is now obligatory in Irish national schools?

Photo of Mr Arthur Samuels Mr Arthur Samuels , Dublin University

Lectures on the subject of temperance are given in the Marl-borough Street Training College by Dr. Bell, the Professor of Elementary Science. It is understood that Dr. Bell has up to the present given ten lectures this session on temperance as part of the elementary science programme. Temperance is now one of the ordinary subjects of instruction in national schools.