HC Deb 03 March 1904 vol 131 c78
MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, having regard to the fact that the Midi ml Great Western Railway Company have purchased and fenced in a piece of land in the neighbourhood of Kilconnel, county Galway, for the purpose of building a station for the convenience of the people of that district, and that the number of stock frequently sold at the Kilconnell fairs require a special train for their removal, and at present have to be driven a distance of from five to nine miles to the nearest stations, and that the people of Kilconnell and the public boards in the district, together with the Lord Lieutenant and magistrates of the county, have frequently requested the directors to erect a station, he will bring pressure to bear on the directors of this company, on which special powers have been conferred, to comply with this request.


This matter was considered by the new Department a couple of years ago. The Department was then advised that it did not come within the scope of its powers under Section 17 of the Act of 1899.