HC Deb 02 July 1906 vol 159 cc1387-8
MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will cause the Local Government Board to institute an inquiry into the condition of the Terryglass, county Tipperary, graveyard, now reduced to a commonage for cattle owing to the falling of the protecting wall, with the object of ascertaining who is respon- sible for the state to which the graves and headstones have been reduced, and of compelling those legally liable to at once put the place in proper repair.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Local Government Board informed the rural district council in November last that, as the burial ground in question is attached or contiguous to a place of worship, the provisions of Section 185 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878, do not apply to the case; and the Board suggested that the council should address the representative church body, in whom the burial ground is vested, and urge them to carry out the necessary repairs. The Board have not since received information that anything has boon done, and they are not aware of any remedy in the matter unless the district council are prepared to take upon themselves the responsibility of executing the repairs needed.