HC Deb 25 February 1886 vol 302 c1216

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, under the existing distress which prevails along the Connemara coast, the Government will prevent undue pressure being exercised in the collection of the seed rate in that district, and will also give immediate instructions that the works which have been discontinued at the Bunowen Pier be at once resumed, with the view of mitigating to some extent the prevailing distress?


As I have already stated in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for North Galway, I hope shortly to be in a position to make an announcement of our intentions with respect to the seed rate. The Board of Works inform me that work has not been suspended at the pier at Bunowen. On the contrary, directions were given on the 22nd instant for additional men to be employed on it.