HC Deb 28 July 1903 vol 126 c548
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a resolution passed by the Rathkeale District Council, with a view to having credited to the ratepayers of the parish of Dunmoylan in a future rate to be made by the Limerick County Council the amount of £38 odd, amount of rate of 3¾d. in the £ for a malicious injury case, in which a decree was obtained against ratepayers of Dunmoylan, it having been inserted by mistake in decree for the parish of Kilmoylan; and, if so, whether he will give directions to the Limerick County Council to credit the ratepayers of the parish of Dunmoylan with the sum in the future rate, seeing that it was levied off them owing to a clerical error.


The facts are correctly stated. The matter is not one, however, in which the Government, by administrative action, can remedy the mistake that has been made.


asked how the ratepayers were to get back the money they had paid under protest, and on the distinct understanding that in a future levy they were to he credited with the overcharge.


said he had given the best advice he could.