HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 c1286
MR. KILBRIDE (Kildare, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the proceedings of the coroner's jury who inquired into the cause of death of James Lynam at Monasterevan; whether he is aware that many accidents have occurred in the vicinity owing to the unprotected state of the canal; and whether he will compel the canal company to erect a wall or barrier along this dangerous part, so that human life may be protected.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) My attention has been called to this matter. I am informed that previous drownings have occurred at the same place. I have directed inquiries to be made as to the possibility of fencing the canal at this point, and as to the powers of the Government in the matter.