HC Deb 25 July 1904 vol 138 cc1055-6
MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the condition of the pier at Kinvara, county Galway; and whether immediate steps will be taken to remedy this source of danger to the lives of those who have to use this pier.


Yes, Sir; but the Government accepts no responsibility for the condition of the pier, which is private property. The question of making a contribution towards the cost of putting the pier into a proper state of repair, supplemented by grants from the Department of Agriculture, the Congested Districts Board, and county council, is engaging attention. A decision cannot be reached until certain legal points arising out of the contemplated expenditure have been adequately considered and determined.


Has it come to the knowledge of the right hon. Gentleman I that a serious accident occurred at this pier lately?


Yes, but that does not affect my Answer.