HC Deb 27 March 1893 vol 10 c1170
MR. MAC NEILL (Donegal, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Government has been directed to the insanitary condition of the following police barracks in the County of Donegal: Barnescross Hut, Glengish, Kilcar, Linsfort, Glen Arranmore, Glencuigh, Dooghan, Fintown, and Cloghan; whether the police barracks at Cloghan have been condemned as unfit for habitation, and the men withdrawn there from; and whether, having regard to the fact that in the other police barracks there have been many cases of rheumatism, colds, and fever, and frequent complaints of the unhealthy state of these buildings, steps will be taken to put the several police barracks referred to in a proper sanitary condition?


I am informed that the several barracks referred to in the first paragraph (with the exception of the barrack called "Dooghan," which cannot be identified) are all in a proper sanitary condition. The police were withdrawn from Cloghan Barrack in September last, because the landlord refused to put it into a habitable state of repair. I am informed it is not true that cases of sickness, as alleged, are frequent at the other barracks in the County Donegal.


Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will kindly allow me to give him the information on which my question is based.