HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c854
MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, in the first scheme made in 1899, the Roscrea Rural District Council proposed to erect a cottage for a labourer, named John Creagh, on the farm of Michael Hennesy at Barrahill, which the Local Government Board declined to sanction on the grounds that Hennesy s farm was too small, and pointed out that there appeared to be larger farms in the locality; that, although in 1902, in a second scheme, the council proposed to erect a cottage for the same labourer on one of the large farms referred to, the Local Government Board again declined to sanction the cottage, notwithstanding the inspector's unfavourable report on Creagh's present dwelling; and will he say what steps he proposes to take in the matter.


The facts are as stated. The Board's decision in the case of the second application was based on the evidence given at the local inquiry. The District Council proposes to appeal against the decision to the Privy Council.