HC Deb 29 October 1906 vol 163 c683

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Gaelic Athletic Association have applied to the Board of Works for football and hurling grounds in the Phœnix; Park, Dublin; and whether he can state why their request has not been complied with, in view of the fact that other clubs have received accommodation when required and requested.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) I understand that it is not possible to allocate a greater area of the Phœnix Park for grounds for games than is now allocated. The apportionment of the area between different games is determined by the requirements of each, and the Commissioners of Public Works inform me that the area assigned for Gaelic football and hurling grounds is fully proportionate to the relative demand. Since last season an additional ground has been assigned to these games. If the hon. Member requires further particulars he will find them in the Answer given by me to a Question by the hon. Member for the North Division of Dublin on the 28th February last.†