HC Deb 31 March 1896 vol 39 cc520-1
MR. THOMAS B. CURRAN (Donegal, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland when the Board of Works propose to carry out the work of maintenance undertaken by them in connection with Greencastle Harbour, in accordance with the promise of the late Chief Secretary on the 20th May 1895?


I visited this harbour in person last October, and have since then had inquiries made as to whether arrangements could not be brought about between the local authority and the Congested Districts Board to make larger and more permanent improvements in this harbour than the mere work of dredging. I am afraid, however, that this is impossible. The Grand Jury are, no doubt, responsible for keeping the harbour properly dredged, but I am informed that at their recent Assizes they ignored the matter altogether. In these circumstances I think the time has probably come for the Treasury to authorise the Board of Works to dredge the harbour at the Grand Jury's expense, as recommended by the Irish Government.