HC Deb 27 February 1908 vol 185 cc34-5
MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will state the cost to the Government in rent and maintenance of the grounds and disused military barracks at Shannon Bridge; how long it is since this barrack was in the occupation of the military; and whether, seeing that most of the barracks along the Shannon have been either surrendered to the landlord or sold, he will consider the advisability of acting similarly with regard to these buildings.


The site of the barracks which have been occupied by the Royal Irish Constabulary since 1884 is subject to a rent of £9 4s 7½d. per annum. The rent and the cost of maintenance are paid by the Irish Government. The tenure of the barracks by the Royal Irish Constabulary is subject to the condition of re-occupation by the troops if necessary. In the circumstances it is not proposed to surrender or sell the barracks.

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