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The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The constitution of the Courts of Referees is the same in Ireland as in Great Britain. Each Court consists of an independent chairman appointed by the Minister, and two representatives of employers and workpeople, respectively, sitting by rota from panels nominated by representative organisations and appointed by the Minister. Straightforward claims to donation are admitted by the local officers of the Department, and all other claims are referred to the Court of Referees for admission or rejection.