§ MR. KENNEDY (Sligo, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware of the police barracks at Bellaghy being changed to Charlestown, County Sligo; and, if so, would he explain for what reason; whether a Memorial has been sent to Dublin Castle, signed by the traders of Charlestown, against the change; whether he is aware that the barracks at Bellaghy was specially built for the purpose, at a cost of £400, the rent of which has been the principal support of the Widow Calleran since her husband's death; and, whether, under the circumstances, he will cause Bellaghy Barracks to be retained, it being quite close to Charlestown and equally as central?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said, the new barracks at Charlestown were more central and nearer the business part. No Memorial had been received against the change, which had been favourably regarded by the ma- 850 jority of the inhabitants. The Local Constabulary Authorities were not aware whether the barracks at Bellaghy were specially built for the purpose; but they represented that the present owner was not solely dependent upon the rent for her support, as she had other house property. The Government, while regretting that Mrs. Calleran should be put to inconvenience, did not feel justified in causing the present barracks to be retained.