HC Deb 16 February 1899 vol 66 c1098
MR. HAMMOND (Carlow)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that, at not infrequent intervals, the River Barrow overflows its banks, to the grievous loss of riparian owners and occupiers, and to the serious detriment of the public health of many towns and villages, and that as on a former occasion the Government proposed a large expenditure for draining the valley of the Barrow, and for sinking the channel of the river, if he will use his influence to cause a new inquiry to be made with a view to the adoption of effective measures for the prevention of disastrous floods over a large area of fertile country in Ireland?


I am afraid I have nothing to add to my replies to previous Questions on the subject of the Barrow drainage, or to the communications addressed by me to local bodies on the same subject.