HC Deb 24 May 1906 vol 157 c1441
MR. EDWARD BARRY (Cork County, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the £93,000 promised under the Fishguard and Rosslare Act, 1898, was intended solely for railway development in county Cork, the claim of Waterford being satisfied by a reduction of £7,000 per annum in taxation; and whether, see now that part of the money remains unexpended, steps will be taken to have this used in constructing a railway from Clonakilty to Glandore, thus opening up the best fishing district in South Cork, as well as enabling the slate quarries of Benduff to be profitably worked.


The original intention as regards the £93,000 was that it should be votel for repayment to the Fishguard Company in the event of the conditions stated in the Agreement scheduled to the Act of 1898 being fulfilled. I am afraid that I can hold out no hope that any part of this money will be devoted to the purpose suggested by the hon. Member.

MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)

Really the action taken by the hon. Member for Cork in the interest of the people of Waterford is most perplexing.