HC Deb 28 March 1899 vol 69 cc640-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if ho is aware that the Returning Officer for the election of district councillors for the Magheraboy rural district, in the Letterkenny county electoral division of the county Donegal, through his deputy has expressed the intention of taking the poll for the election of district councillors for the said district at premises in the town land of Pluck used as a corn mill, which is an old and unsuitable building; is he aware that the said townland of Pluck is at least six miles from the furthest point in said district where a great number of voters reside, and that within that district there are two national schools suitable for taking the poll, one situate in the centre of the district at Drummany, not more than three miles from the remotest voter, and another situate at Knockbrack, not more than three and a-half miles from the remotest voter, the said schools being available for the election free of charge; and, if the Local Government Board will consult the convenience of the voters and interest of the ratepayers in the fixing of the polling station?


There has not been sufficient time to communicate with the Returning Officer on the subject of the statements in this question, but I have directed a copy of it to be transmitted to that gentleman for his consideration.