§ MR. HALPIN (Clare, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is 1413 aware that the Harbour of Liscannor is still unfinished and is filling with up silt, etc., thereby preventing ships of large size entering; will he get the Board of Works to keep their promise of February last, viz. to get the works completed as soon as possible; and whether he is aware that an engineer has been at Liscannor for the past two years without doing work for the benefit of the harbour.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. CHERRY,) Liverpool, Exchange
My right hon. friend has asked me to reply to Questions for him to-day. I am informed by the Board of Works that the harbour at Liscannor is not yet finished, but the Board have just completed negotiations with the representatives of the contractor, and are now prepared to commence operations themselves. A clerk of works was necessarily resident at the harbour pending the completion of the negotiations. The harbour has a tendency to fill with silt, and will have to be kept clear by manual labour. There have been difficulties with the contractor who failed to complete the necessary works in accordance with his contract, but the silting has not been affected by the failure of the contractor to complete his work.