§ MR. T. D. SULLIVAN (Donegal, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to the reports which for some time past have been appearing in the Donegal newspapers and in the Dublin Freeman's Journal, showing that,starvation and disease are rife in several parts of the County of Donegal, especially among the inhabitants of Tory Island; and what measures, if any, are being taken for the relief of those people?
MR. J. MORLEY
My attention has been called to the newspaper reports referred to. I have recently had careful_ inquiry made in regard to the condition of Donegal, and find there is no reason to anticipate any local distress which cannot be readily dealt with under the ordinary Poor Law. The sanitary condition of Tory Island is reported to be bad, and is having the attention of the proper authorities.
§ MR MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
Has the right hon. Gentleman any objection to give the names and Reports of the Local Government Board Inspectors who visited the Island?
MR. T. M. HEALY
Seeing that the late Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant always had a gunboat at the disposal of the Sheriff and police for eviction purposes will the right hon. Gentleman now afford a similar convenience for a doctor?
§ MR. MACNEILL
Will the right hon. Gentleman say what measures have been, or are to be, taken for the relief of these people? Our information is that out of a total population of 320, seven have died and 120 are in desperate straits.