HC Deb 06 May 1901 vol 93 cc774-5
MR. BOYLE (Donegal, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if the attention of the Congested Districts Board has been called to the unsatisfactory state of the pier at Portnoo, county Donegal; is he aware that the Board sent engineers to view and report on the condition of the pier; and will he state the purport of the report so made to the Board; is he aware that at Portnoo there is not even a boatslip for fishing boats; and, considering the number of fishing boats that have to call at Portnoo during the fishing season and the hardships entailed by the absence of any safe landing place, will he see that at least a proper boatslip will be constructed before the ensuing fishing season commences.


I cannot disclose the purport of the reports made to public departments by their engineers. The cost of a serviceable pier would be in excess of any sum which the Congested Districts Board would be able to provide. The question of the construction of a boatslip will be considered by the Board.