HC Deb 14 February 1884 vol 284 c863

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What steps, if any, have been taken in pursuance of his promise to afford the din fishermen a passage to the important salmon fishing berth on the adjacent beach, where these men will be employed during the fishing season?


Sir, I made the inquiries which I promised in this case, both at the office of Inspectors of Fisheries and the office of the Board of Works; but the result did not show any way in which the Government could satisfactorily intervene directly. The dispute as to a right of way is very unfortunate; but it is clearly not a matter as to which the Government could interfere. I have placed the matter before the Fishery Piers Commission, who have the administration of the fund provided by the Act of last Session, and I hope that they may be able to carry out such alteration of the pier or its approaches as will remove the existing difficulty.