HC Deb 13 March 1905 vol 142 c1218

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if he will say what steps, if any, the Local Government Board have taken to insist upon the local authority dealing with the insanitary, condition of the village of Derry-gonnelly, county Fermanagh; if he is aware that at present an outbreak of typhoid fever exists, and that one death at least has taken place therefrom; and if he will state what immediate action the Local Government Board intend to take in the matter.


It is the fact that five cases of enteric fever have occurred in this village and that one of the patien s has died. A complaint has been made to the Local Government Board under the 15th Section of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1896, that the sanitary authority has made default in the performance of its duty. The Board have accordingly directed a local inquiry to be held and the rural district council has been so informed.