HC Deb 29 November 1906 vol 166 c318
MR. O'DOHERTY (Donegal, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what steps, if any, are being taken to improve the fishing accommodation along the coast of North Donegal; and whether he is aware that a disaster recently occurred at Glengad, Malin, resulting in the loss of four lives, and due to the want of necessary accommodation for landing suitable boats.


It is unfortunately the fact that four lives were lost owing to the capsizing of a fishing boat off the coast of Glengad, Malin, on the 7th instant. As regards the provision of harbour accommodation on that coast, I would refer the hon. Member to my Answer to his Question of 30th May last. ‡ The matter has received much consideration from the Congested Districts Board, who have reported that the use of large boats on the coast of north-east Donegal is beset with difficulty, as there are no natural facilities there for making large harbours at a reasonable cost. The hon. Member may remember that I visited the coast some weeks ago in his company; and the question of what can be done for fishing piers and how to find the money to do it has since engaged my constant attention.