HC Deb 04 August 1904 vol 139 cc993-4
MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists throughout North Kerry, owing to the fact that rod anglers, licensed or otherwise, are not permitted to fish until the 1st day of May in each year, and that at a public meeting held at Listowel a short time since a resolution was passed requesting the Government to take such action as may be necessary to allow rod anglers to fish at an earlier period of the year than the 1st day of May; and, if so, whether, owing to the interest felt in this question, the request of the people will be acceded to without cost to the locality.


Representations to this effect have been made to the Department. In the present state of the law, however, it is unable to give effect to them.


Do I understand the Department do not consider it necessary to hold an inquiry?


Nothing can be done until the law is changed.