HC Deb 14 February 1911 vol 21 c1018W

asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention had been called to the want of a fishery pier at Gerhies, Bantry; whether inspectors from the Congested Districts Board for Ireland have reported as to the necessity and the advantage to the fishing industry of such a pier; and, in view of the fact that very little has been done for the South of Ireland by the Congested Districts Board, will he call the said Board's immediate attention to this work?


The Congested Districts Board inform me that attention has been called to the want of a pier at Gerhies, Bantry. Reports have been received as to the advantages that might be hoped for by the erection of a pier as suggested, but there are many other places where a greater necessity is considered to exist. Far more money in proportion to the population has been spent in the South than in the North or West of Ireland, but the Board will be glad to consider the application for a pier at Gerhies as soon as they can fairly do so.