§ MR. THOMAS B. CURRAN (Donegal, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, (1) if a memorial was presented some time ago to the Congested Districts Board asking them to construct a boat-slip at the Curragh Hole, Linsport, on the shores of Lough Swilly, together with an estimate, sent to the Board at the same time, showing that the work could be constructed for about £80; (2) is he aware that this port is much frequented by fishing boats; that at present there is no protection for boats frequenting this small port; that on Friday, 31st January last, two girls were drowned at or near this place; and that the jury at the coroner's inquest were of opinion that had there been a boatslip in existence, the girls would probably have been saved; and, (3) whether he will direct an inquiry as to the advisability of having a boat-slip erected, and to the possibility of finding means to make or aid in making such a boat-slip?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The memorial referred to in the first paragraph was received by the Congested Districts Board. The Board have no information to show that an important fishing industry is carried on at Linsport, and have felt unable to accede to the application for the construction of a boat-slip there.