HC Deb 15 March 1895 vol 31 c1156
MR. J. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board propose to take any steps to provide relief works in Boyle Union in answer to the memorial received by the Guardians at their last meeting, from the priests and people in the districts of Cloonticarn East, Crosses, and Derinoheran; and whether, as the temporary Inspectors appointed by the Local Government Board have been persistently hostile to applications for relief works from Boyle, Carrick, and Mohill Unions, he can state definitely if any relief works will be started in the distressed areas in these large districts in the West of Ireland?


The Local Government Board inform me that the Unions referred to in the question are well circumstanced, with low rates, and that no destitution prevails in them of such a character as would render necessary the opening of relief works, or which cannot be met from the, resources of the Unions concerned.