HC Deb 13 September 1886 vol 309 cc173-4
MR. P. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that the Parliamentary electors, numbering over 500, of Tullycorbett district, comprising 33 townlands of the North Monaghan Parliamentary Division, are obliged to travel to record their votes in the town of Monaghan, distances of from 8 to 10 miles, without either rail or tramway accommodation; and, whether he will take the necessary steps to cause an. additional polling station to be held at Tullycorbett, where there is a commodious National School which would serve the purpose, and which would be within five miles of the most remote parts of the district?


(who replied) said, the facts were as stated. As to the last portion of the Question, the late Law Advisers had advised that the Lord Lieutenant had no jurisdiction to add a new polling station by varying the order. He was consulted on the subject, and had concurred in that opinion.