HC Deb 26 June 1906 vol 159 cc785-6
MR. EDWARD BARRY (Cork County, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has satisfied himself that the fisheries in Unionhall and other centres in South Cork, as well as mineral resources of Benduff and other quarries in the neighbourhood of Rosscarbery, cannot le effectually developed without the construction of a local railway for the more rapid transit of fish, slate, and other products; and, if so, will steps be taken to carry this project into effect.


I beg to refer to the reply given on my behalf by my right hon. friend the Attorney-General for Ireland to the hon. Member's previous question on May 17th.† It was then stated that the subject of railway extension to the district in question will be duly considered should there be a prospect of obtaining funds for the purpose. I have since then visited the district and should be glad to see its resources further developed, but so many plans for developing different parts of Ireland have come before me, all involving large expenditure, that I cannot venture at present to give an undertaking regarding the particular extension desired by the hon. Member.