ME. E. BARRY (Cork Co., S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any steps have yet been taken to recover the bodies of five of the nine men who were killed at the Benduff Slate Quarry, County Cork, and which still remain unrecovered; and whether, if the owners of the quarry have not taken any steps to recover these bodies, the Government will give any assistance to get the débris removed and the remains recovered?
§ *THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. L. JACKSON, Leeds, N.)
I am informed that it is the case that five of the bodies of the men who were killed on the occasion referred to still remain unrecovered. Criminal proceedings have been instituted against the manager of the quarry in regard to the casualty.
§ MR. J. GILHOOLY (Cork Co., W.)
Cannot the Government take any steps to compel the owners to proceed in the endeavour to recover the bodies?
§ *MR. JACKSON
I am not aware that the Government have any power. There have been parallel cases in this country where bodies have not been recovered.