HC Deb 02 March 1891 vol 350 cc1946-7
MR. MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the relief works, to which he recently, referred as instituted for the benefit of the inhabitants of the parish of Ardara, County Donegal, are seven miles distant from that parish; whether he is aware that an engineer named Gahan, who is employed in the Government relief works at Garrick, visited the parish of Ardara about a fortnight ago with a view to the making of the roads by the Government in the neighbourhood for the purpose of relief, but that hitherto no step in this direction has been taken; and whether, having regard to the fact that the fulfilment of his promise made at Ardara, that the Government would cut a road through the hill of Glengesh, would give employment to between 200 and 300 people in the neighbourhood of Ardara, and to the destitute condition of the people of this neighbourhood, any measures are to be taken for their immediate sustenance and relief?


A relief road has already been ordered to be opened in the Electoral Divisions of Inishkeel and Glengesh. It is expected that it will be commenced to-day.