§ MR. PATRICK WHITE (Meath, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Board of Public Works will take steps to prevent any further excavations at Tara Hill.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Board have no power to prevent excavations carried on with the consent of the owner, inasmuch as the guardianship of the mounds has not been vested in the Board. The fact that the mounds are scheduled to the Ancient Monuments Act does not vest the guardianship in the Board, or entitle it to interfere with any action taken by the owner.
§ MR. FLAVIN
Under the local Government Act, have the county council any control over these places? Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps with a view to securing the preservation of this historic property?