HC Deb 03 August 1891 vol 356 cc1129-30

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he will state the answer he gave to a large and influential deputation (including the County High Sheriff and clergymen of different denominations) who waited upon him last December to urge the extension and improvement of Crook-haven (County Cork) Pier; whether, after the visit of the Lord Lieutenant and the Under Secretary, Sir Thomas Brady, Inspector of Fisheries, visited and reported on the work; will a copy of his Report be laid upon the Table; and whether, in view of the great importance of this pier to the fishing industry, and its proximity to the best fishing grounds on the South West coast of Ireland, any steps will be taken by the proper authorities to extend and improve the pier?


The proposed extension and improvement of Crookhaven, County Cork, pier has been considered, but this pier being private property there is no power to take it up for repair under the Fishery Piers and Harbours Acts. Crookhaven, however, will be a congested district as defined in the Bill now about to become law, and the Inspector of Fisheries Report referred to will be brought under the notice of the Congested Districts Board at the proper time, who will, no doubt, give the matter careful consideration.