HC Deb 24 May 1897 vol 49 c1136

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what sum has been given to the County Kerry for the construction or in aid of railways out of the total amount voted by Parliament last year?


No portion of the money provided by the Act of last year has been allocated to Kerry in aid of the construction of railways, but a coach service between Listowel and Tarbert has been arranged for, as well as a steamer service between Tarbert and Kilrush. Under the Act of 1883, a capital sum of £250,000 has been expended in Kerry, to the dividends on which the Treasury contribute 2 per cent., and under the Act of 1889 a sum of £135,000 was expended in the county on railways in the form of free grants.