HC Deb 25 January 1897 vol 45 c385
MR. W. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether, in view of the very serious distress prevailing in Connemara, County Galway, owing to the failure of the crops last autumn and the extreme poverty of the soil, he will take into his consideration the necessity of relieving such distress at the earliest possible moment?


My information is to the effect that abnormal distress does not at present exist in this district. A very careful supervision is exercised over the district, and any change in the circumstances and prospects of the poorer classes will at once be brought under notice of Government.