§ MR. SHEE (Waterford, W.)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture for Ireland whether his Department has recently received a memorial from the important fishing village of Ardmore, county of Waterford, on the subject of the provision of a fishery pier there; if so, whether the Department has yet considered the memorial; and is he aware that the fishermen of Ardmore are without any shelter for their boats other than a small creek, unprotected by a breakwater.
§ THE VICE - PRESIDENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR IRELAND (Mr. PLUNKETT,) Dublin Co., S.
The memorial to which the hon. Member refers was received by the Department on May 10th and was duly acknowledged. The Department is carefully considering the subject, and has instructed an inspector to visit Ardmore and report on the conditions to which the memorial calls attention.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
Does the Department possess power to provide fishery piers such as are mentioned in the question?