HC Deb 01 February 1918 vol 101 c1938
16. Mr. BYRNE

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if an Order has been issued by the Admiralty, under the title of the Lights (Ireland) Order of the 17th January, 1918, which will seriously interfere with the business of the city of Dublin; if the restrictive terms of that Order are necessarily applicable to the city of Dublin; and, if not, whether he will take steps to have the city of Dublin relieved as far as possible from the restrictions embodied in the Order?


An Order has been issued in similar terms to like Orders which have long been in force in Great Britain. Such Orders have not been found in practice to cause any serious interference with industrial and commercial business. Dublin is necessarily brought within the scope of the Order. If any case exists or should arise in which exceptional treatment appears to be required, representations on the subject will be considered.