MR. T. M. HEALY
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that the Great Northern Railway Company have, without legal authority, removed the fence of the public road from Sutton to Censure, and constructed a railway partly on its site and partly on private land, and raised over a foot above the public road, but unfenced therefrom; and whether, seeing that the only power enjoyed by the company in regard to the highway between these points is, under their Act of 1897, to make a tramway along the public road and with the rails level with the road, the Irish Executive will take any steps for the public protection, and the vindication of the law affecting highways.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
Anything the Great Northern Railway Company have done they have done either at the suggestion or with the consent of the county survey or, the officer of the road authority, and for the protection and convenience of the public. On the limited information in my possession it would undoubtedly appear to me that prima facie the provisions of the statute have not been strictly observed. I shall carefully consider all the facts.
§ [No answer was given.]