HC Deb 10 March 1892 vol 2 c515
MR. STACK (Kerry, N.)

;: I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Congested Districts Board have received a statement and appeal from the inhabitants of Ballybunion and neighbourhood with regard to the erection of a pier, and what action has been taken in the matter; whether he is aware that the inhabitants of the adjacent districts of Ballyconry, Gullane, and Ardagh, which are scheduled as congested districts, are at present in great distress and require immediate relief, such as would be afforded by the construction of this work; whether complaints have reached him that the Ballybunion fishermen at present labour under serious disadvantages, there being no pier or landing place at Ballybunion, and that, although a large number of English, Scotch, Manx, and French boats are always engaged in mackerel fishing in the bay, the people of the locality are shut out from this source of industry and wealth owing to the want of a pier; and, whether, having regard to all the circumstances of the case and the advantages which the pier will confer on the locality, he will direct the work to be proceeded with at once?


The Congested Districts Board have received the statement referred to, and will make inquiries and consider whether the electoral district mentioned is an area which ought to be included.