§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieu- 88 tenant of Ireland whether he is aware that shortly after the Congested Districts Board was constituted an application was made for an extension of the pier at Portmagee, county Kerry, where the curing of mackerel for the American market has been carried on continuously on a large scale; whether he is aware that, owing to insufficient pier accommodation, the fish has frequently to be sent by road to Cahirciveen, a distance of ten miles; and whether, in view of the fact that the extension of the pier was fully approved by the Board, steps will be taken to carry out the work.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
In October, 1894, the Board decided that they would not undertake the extension of this pier without a substantial local contribution. No offer of assistance has been made, and the Board have, therefore, taken no further action.