HC Deb 06 July 1899 vol 74 cc32-3
MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the several cases of fever, said to be typhus, in the neighbourhood of Spiddal, County Galway; whether any steps have been taken by the sanitary authorities as to the sanitary condition of the houses and the purity of the water supply; and whether he will state the number of deaths from fever in the said district for the last twelve months.


The Local Government Board have been informed by the medical officer of the district that there have been eight cases of typhus fever in the district during the past nine months, which is the period for which he has been in charge, and that one death from fever has occurred during the same period. There are no cases of typhus fever, however, at present in the district. On the 16th June the Board received from their medical inspector a report on the condition of the district, and they have communicated with the sanitary authorities on the subject urging them to remedy forthwith all sanitary defects in the district.