HC Deb 31 July 1890 vol 347 cc1373-4

I bog to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any Memorial has reached his Department from fishermen of Crombane, Killorglin, County Kerry, whose industry has been affected at the most favourable fishing season by the fact that the confluence of the three rivers in which they trawl salmon is in the line of fire of the Artillery range at Rossbeigh; whether the names of such men, who have (after paying for their £3 licences) been hampered in their industry, have been forwarded to the War Office; and will their representation be favourably considered?


Memorials have been received from seven fishermen of Rossbeigh and Crombane asking for compensation for losses in salmon fishing consequent on Artillery practice at Glenbeigh. The Chief Crown Solicitor in Ireland reports that on completion of the Bye Laws for the Artillery Range at Glenbeigh, the question of the rights of the fishermen will have to be considered; and as the petitioners' claims to compensation for disturbance in the pursuit of their industry depend upon their possession of such rights, the matter must be left in the Crown Solicitor's hands for further report. The Irish Fishery Department have also offered to hold a local inquiry into the case.