§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is proposed to make such structural alterations in the Custom House, Dublin, as will destroy the beauty of the southern portico of the building by closing the arches; whether he is aware that the Custom House is much prized by the citizens of Dublin as one of the best specimens of architecture in the city, and that there is a strong and universal feeling against the proposed alterations; and whether, before allowing any alterations to be made, he will take time to fully inform himself of the views of the citizens of Dublin on this matter, and be guided in his decision by their opinion?
§ MR. HANBURY
There will be no structural alterations which will destroy the beauty of the southern portico. I have the drawings and plans in my room, and shall be very glad to show them to the hon. Member.