§ Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked the Chief Secretary if he is aware that a portion of the wall at Courtown Harbour has fallen down; and if he will state what steps the Government intend to take with regard to that harbour generally?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I understand that the wall referred to was undermined by the flooding of the river, and that its repair will be taken in hand by the county surveyor in ordinary course. I am advised that no material improvements could be effected at this harbour without a very large expenditure, and a heavy subsequent charge for maintenance. The Irish Government have no money at their disposal for the purpose, and, if they had, it is a question whether it could not be spent to greater advantage elsewhere.