§ MR. DEASY (Mayo, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that great distress prevails in the districts of Kilmovee and Kilkelly, in the Swinford Union, he will direct that relief works be at once opened?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Careful attention has been given to the condition of the Kilmovee and Kilkelly Electoral Divisions. It is not considered necessary at present to open relief works in either Division. Works are about to be opened, however, in the adjoining Divisions of Brackloon and Kilbeagh for the relief of such destitute 1710 persons as are unable to work on the railway. Any persons who may be similarly circumstanced in Kilmovee and Kilkelly will, doubtless, be eligible for employment. The railway works are, of course, giving a large amount of employment to able bodied labourers in Swinford Union.