HC Deb 10 May 1904 vol 134 c895

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a resolution recently adopted by the Dromore West (county Sligo) District Council, requesting the Irish Government to have the division of Aughris scheduled as a congested district, with the object of facilitating the improvement of the local fishing station; will the application of the district council be granted; is he aware that the district of Tireragh, of which Dromore West forma a part, has been excluded from any participation in the benefits conferred on other consisted districts similarly circumstanced in Mayo, Donegal, and other parts of Ireland under the Pirrie and Iveagh Scheme, the Light Railways Acts, end the Marine Works Act; and can he say what steps the Irish Government propose to take to develop this district by improved transit and fishing accommodation.


There is no power to comply with the application of the district council. In respect of the second part of the Question, a pier and boatslip were built at Aughris by the Board of Works in 1885, but it has not led to a development of the fishing industry, Only five fishery loans have been applied for from this district in the past five years. They were all granted.