MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Royal Irish Constabulary authorities intend to erect huts at Killiney, county Dublin, for the housing of the local police force; whether he is aware that Killiney is one of the most fashionable watering-places in the neighbourhood, and that the erection of these huts is regarded with disfavour by the inhabitants; also that a suitable site is available at Loughlinstown, within a quarter of a mile of the present police station; and whether he will see that these huts are not put up in the locality?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Constabulary are under notice to quit the existing barrack at Ballybrack, and the Government are in communication with the War Department with a view to obtaining the Martello Tower and premises for the accommodation of the police. The question of quartering the police in huts could only come up for consideration in the event of the failure of the Government to secure the Martello Tower, or any other suitable building in which to accommodate the men.