HC Deb 05 July 1910 vol 18 cc1512-3

asked the Chief Secretary whether the Congested Districts Board proposes at an early date to do anything for the inhabitants of Rathlin Island; and whether he is in a position to state what form the assistance will take?


Rathlin Island is not situate in a congested district, and the Board therefore have no power to do anything for the inhabitants.


asked the Chief Secretary whether the non residential grazing farm held by the late R. A. Duke, Esq., J.P., of Ballymote, and situated in Killaraght, county Sligo, Boyle union, has yet been sold to the Congested Districts Board; and, if not, can he state the cause of the delay?


This farm was offered to the Congested Districts Board in 1907, but they were not then in a position to buy. There has been some difficulty in reopening negotiations since the passing of the Irish Land Act, 1909, owing to the death of Mr. Duke, but the Board are now about to communicate with the present owner.