HC Deb 19 February 1895 vol 30 cc1115-6

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Council if he has arranged during the Recess, as promised last Session, for the extension of the hours during which the Dublin Botanic Gardens will be open to the public, so that they may be the same on Sundays and other days as in the case of Kew Gardens; and, if the wages of the Garden employés will consequently be increased to the English scale?


I have arranged that from the 1st April next the Dublin Botanic Gardens shall be open till 7 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. A small addition to the staff will be made; the hours of the gardeners and labourers will not be increased. The wages of those employed in the gardens have, however, been increased by sums varying from 1s. to 2s. a week.