To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received any influentially signed memorial from the inhabitants of Ballycastle, county Mayo, on the subject of a railway to that town; and, if so, will he give the contents of the memorial his early attention; and has the Irish Government considered the desirability of making the railway to Belmullet by way of Ballycastle?
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I have received the memorial in question, and will give it due consideration. The question of the various routes for any railway that might be made to Belmullet has been long before the Irish Government.