HC Deb 01 August 1905 vol 150 cc1170-1
MR. P. A. McHUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Congested Districts Board have appointed a committee to consider the advisability of assisting in the construction of a line of railway between Dromahair and Arigna; can he state the names of the gentlemen constituting the committee; have they made their inspection and inquiries; and, if they have not yet reported, will he request them, before coming to a decision, to consult with the Leitrim County Council and the Dromahair Committee.


The application made to the Board in connection with this projected line of railway was referred to Lord Shaftesbury and Sir Horace Plunkett, who did not, however, proceed with their inquiries, having regard to the proposal of the Government to carry out extensions to the Arigna mines and to Rooskey. The suggestion at the end of the Question is one for the consideration of the Board, to whom it has been referred.