HC Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 cc1153-4
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the fact of the continuous poisoning of fish in the waters of the River Liffey, caused by poisonous fluid being allowed to be discharged into the river; whether the attention of the Board of Conservators has been called to this fact; and what steps if any, he proposes to take to put a stop to the practice complained of, and save from destruction these waters as a salmon and trout river.


An analysis of the contaminated water was recently made, but nothing injurious to fish was found. The Department of Agriculture has instituted fresh inquiries in respect of a case of alleged poisoning of fish by sewage contamination within the past few days.