HC Deb 13 January 1916 vol 77 cc1750-1
26. Mr. FIELD

asked when it is expected that the Dublin arsenal for munitions manufacture will be open to give employment; and why the Dundalk Munitions Factory has been scheduled in the northern area although it is within the province of Leinster?


The Dublin National Shell Factory is already giving employment. The weekly wages bill at the end of last month was £150, and is rapidly increasing as additional machines become available. The Dundalk Munitions Factory is controlled by the Great Northern Railway Company, who are carrying out part of their contract at their works in Belfast. It was therefore considered advisable for administrative reasons to include Dundalk in the Belfast area.