HC Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 cc1154-5
MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state how much money has been paid since the year 1834 by the Board of Works, either as purchase or compensation, to fishery owners on the River Shannon; whether the Board of Works have become by this means the owners of a great portion of said river; and, if so, will those claims be upheld so that bogus claims to fishery rights may not be entertained during the purchase of land adjoining that river under the new Land Bill.


Over £16,000. The Commissioners are owners of the eel fisheries from Lough Allen to Castleconnell. They have no intention of allowing other persons to claim fishing rights to which they are entitled.