HC Deb 28 March 1898 vol 55 c1060

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) if his attention has been called to the action of the Cork Corporation, who, in anticipation of the visit of Americans to celebrate the centenary of the Rebellion of 1798, changed the name of Nelson Place to that of Emmet Place; and (2) whether there will be any power under the Local Government Bill to revise such a decision and restore the name of a street given to perpetuate the memory of England's great naval hero?


Before the right hon. Gentleman answers the Question, may I inquire if it is not the fact that the Corporation have full power to alter the name of any locality in Cork if they so choose?


I am aware that the Cork Corporation have acted as stated in the first paragraph. Any power to alter the names of the streets at present possessed by the local authority is continued under the Local Government Bill.

MR. W. REDMOND (Clare, E.)

May I ask if the right hon. Gentleman is aware that the "'98 Movement" originated in Belfast?

MR. M. J. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

Is there any objection to calling the street Ballykilbeg Place?

[No reply.]