HC Deb 16 August 1890 vol 348 cc1197-8
MR. DONAL SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he has received Reports of a failure of the potato crop in the neighbourhood of Bantry in West Cork, and of impending distress in the district; and whether, with reference to the railway extension at Bantry, involving an expenditure of £30,000, promoted under the Light Railways Act by the Cork and Bandon Railway Company, who not only offer to work the line, but to contribute one-fourth of the cost, inasmuch as this railway has passed the Grand Jury, the works could be set going long before any operations can be commenced under the Railways (Ireland) Bill of this Session if the Treasury will sanction the advance of money recommended by the Board of Works, and whether he will urge on the Treasury the desirability of taking immediate action in the winter?


I have not yet received the information that will enable me to answer the question.