HC Deb 24 May 1867 vol 187 c1021

said, he rose to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether it is true that the four Mail Steamboats of the City of Dublin Company are laid up, and that the Company are obliged to have inferior Packets to undertake the duty?


, in reply, said, it was quite true that, owing to an accident, caused by fog and other unfortunate circumstances, there had been an interruption in the service for a day and a half last week; but it was fair to the Company to state that for the six years during which they had been performing this service, nearly 10,000 passages had been run by their fine vessels, and until last Saturday not the slightest interruption had occurred.