HC Deb 04 April 1892 vol 3 c568

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what progress has been made with the pier that has been in course of construction on Innismurrey Island, County Sligo, and how much money has been expended on it; if it is intended to build a corresponding pier on the mainland to enable these poor people to land their boats; and whether he is aware that there is no place at present where they can land except the rugged coast?


(who replied) said: In connection with the relief of distress last year works were undertaken on Innismurrey Island for the making of a breakwater and clearing away boulders. The total expenditure there, including the making of some bridle roads, was £437. A further sum of £150 is being expended in completion of the clearing of boulders. The Government have no funds available for the purpose of building a pier on the mainland.