HC Deb 29 June 1896 vol 42 cc265-6
MR. EDWARD M'HUGH (Armagh, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland—(1) if he is aware that a syndicate has been formed to erect railings and a gate at the path leading to the Giant's Causeway, with the object of excluding visitors from the Cause way sights, except upon the payment of toll; (2) that workmen are actually engaged in the making of preparations to exclude the public from the Causeway, except upon the payment of toll; and that the services have been secured of an ex-sergeant of constabulary who is to act as toll collector; and, (3) what course does the Irish Executive intend to pursue in regard to this invasion of an old and important public right?


So far as I can ascertain, the facts are substantially as stated in the first paragraph. As to the second paragraph, suggesting that a public right of way will, or is being, encroached upon, this is a matter in which the Crown is not entitled to intervene.