HC Deb 08 September 1887 vol 320 c1662
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Why the portion of the old Pier at Ballycotton that projects into the new harbour has not been removed and the foundation made level with the bottom of the harbour on either side; whether he is aware that as much as four feet of this portion of the old pier still remains which is exposed at low water spring tide, and constitutes an obstruction dangerous to shipping; whether it is a fact that, while the new pier was in course of construction, tons of rubble—namely, stones, earth, and rubbish, were blown off the new pier into the harbour, forming a bank of rubble alongside the pier, which prevents fishing boats lying within a distance of 20 feet from the wall, whereas formerly fishing boats were able to reach and lie beside the old pier at half tide; and, whether the Board of Works will order the entire removal of the portion of the old pier referred to, and the dredging of the rubble, which is dangerous, and robs the new pier of half its value?


(who replied) said: I learn by telegram that this work is still in the hands of the contractor, who is bound to remove altogether the portion of the old pier which projects into the new harbour; and he will also be obliged to remove any rubble, stones, earth, or rubbish which may have been allowed to fall into the harbour.