§ MR. GILHOOLY (Cork County, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that a large portion of West Cork is scheduled as a congested district, and contains a number of important fishing stations, and also was represented on the Congested Districts Board by the Rev. Charles Davis, late parish priest of Baltimore, he will appoint as successor to Lord de Vesci a representative from the district.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The vacancy on the Congested Districts Board caused by the death of the Rev. Charles Davis, P.P., in 1892, was filled by the appointment of the Most Rev. Dr. O'Donnell, Bishop of Raphoe. The Government have no reason to believe that the interests of the Congested Districts in West Cork have been neglected, as the Question would seem to imply. On the contrary, they are aware that much has been done to promote and foster the fishing industry in that part of Ireland. The vacancy caused by the recent retirement of Lord de Vesci has been filled by the appointment of the Earl of Shaftesbury.
§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL (Kerry, W.)
Has the right hon. Gentleman taken into consideration communications received with reference to the representation of the other districts?
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork County, E.)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that they have received no consideration whatever?
§ MR. O'MARA
Can the right hon. Gentleman give us the special qualifications of the Earl of Shaftesbury?