The payment of Secondary School teachers in Ireland has up to the present been deplorable, on a far lower scale even than that of Great Britain prior to reform. One of the first acts of the new Ministry was to appoint a Committee to inquire into and report on the Educational Services in Northern Ireland. Educational control in Northern Ireland has been unified under a Minister, a Parliamentary Secretary, and a Permanent Secretary. The Ministry has promised to afford the facilities for the teaching of Irish as an extra subject outside school-hours, as existed before under the rule of the Commissioners of National Education; but this is as far as concession for the present is likely to go. Southern Ireland is so torn by civil dissension that any genuine progress in education can as yet scarcely be discerned. The organization of the schools is very similar to that of the old regime.