HC Deb 05 March 1903 vol 118 cc1572-3
MR. DELANY (Queen's Co., Ossory)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a resolution, passed unanimously by the Mountmellick Town Commissioners on the 3rd ultimo, calling attention to the devastation, loss of property, and risk to life caused by the floods from the River Barrow, which are becoming more frequent and extensive year by year; and will he say what steps he proposes taking to remedy this evil.


The resolution was received. The question of arterial drainage is a large one. It has not been lost sight of by the Government, but in the present condition of Irish legislative business, I am unable to make any statement in the direction suggested.