HC Deb 24 March 1903 vol 120 c61
MR. CLANCY (Dublin County, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention had been drawn to the state of Balbriggan Harbour, which, owing to the accumulation of sand, has become almost useless except at high tide; and whether he can hold out any hope that the dredger which has for some time been in use at various places on the East Coast of Ireland will be available for use at Balbriggan during the next six months.


The harbour is controlled and maintained by the Dublin Port and Docks Board. The dredger referred to in the Question is the property of the Commissioners of Public Works, and it would not be practicable for them, in the circumstances, to incur the expenditure proposed.