HC Deb 31 August 1886 vol 308 cc877-8

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If his attention has been called to the condition and unsuitability of the City of Dublin Commission Court House; and, if not, will he cause to be submitted to turn the Reports of the judges' observations on that subject to the several grand juries, and especially that of the Recorder at the opening of the City Sessions last July; if he is aware that the Corporation of Dublin have expressed their willingness to contribute their due share of the expense of erecting a suitable Court House, one-third of the whole, provided the Treasury, or the Treasury and County of Dublin, provide the remainder; and, if the present Government purpose taking steps within a reasonable time to find a remedy for this long-standing complaint?


We have heard nothing on this subject at the Treasury since 1883; but I have referred to the Papers of that year. It appears that at that time the three parties concerned—the city, the county, and the Government—had come to agreement, at least so far as the financial arrangements were concerned, and that action was suspended at the desire of the Dublin Corporation, who said on November 29, 1883, that they did not see their way to proceed with the erection of a new Court House.