HC Deb 11 March 1889 vol 333 c1376
MR. LEAHY (Kildare, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board of Ireland have yet come to the decision of ordering an election of Guardians for the Athy Union, in accordance with the wishes of the ratepayers; and, if so, when will the notice be issued?


No decision on the subject of restoring the elected Guardians in Athy Union has yet been come to; but the matter will be taken into consideration towards the end of the present month. The elected Board can be restored at any time, and passing by the General Election (held annually on 25th March) does not necessarily keep them out of office till March, 1890.


May I ask whether the object of delaying the reconstitution of this Board of Guardians is to prevent the giving of out door relief?

There was no reply.