HC Deb 30 November 1882 vol 275 cc374-5

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is a fact that a sum of £2,000 has been applied by the Board of Works, under sanction of the Treasury, to the construction of a deep water jetty at Clare Castle, and that the quay when nearly completed collapsed; and, if it is a fact that efforts are now being made to prop it up by means of wooden piles driven down in front, which must leave it always a source of danger to vessels moored alongside; and, if so, whether Her Majesty's Government will instruct the Board of Works to reconstruct the jetty upon a solid foundation?


The statement that the new quay at Clare Castle has collapsed is not correct. But I learn that the wall has moved to the extent of 14 inches at one point; and the Board of Works are about to submit to the Treasury a proposition for permanently remedying this. The wooden piles which the hon. Member thinks are meant for props are really the ordinary fenders, protecting ships from injury by contact with the stone work.