HC Deb 13 May 1897 vol 49 c377

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that great injury has been caused to property and land adjoining the Cashen River, near Ballybunion, during the early part of March last by the overflowing of the Cashen River; whether he is aware that this is a frequent occurrence; and whether, owing to the very high taxation on the people of this district, some relief will be granted to them?


I am informed that early in March the River Cashen overflowed its banks, and that similar overflows have previously taken place. I have no reason to believe that the injury caused by the floods was extensive. It does not appear to be a case calling for the assistance of Government.