§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether his attention has been called to the fact that on the 17th instant, during a lull in the storm, a small boat put off from Rathlin Island for Bally-castle to fetch a coffin for a person recently deceased, and, in attempting to turn the boat, one of the crew was swept overboard and drowned; and whether, in view of the need for proper boating accommodation between Rathlin and the mainland, he will take steps to provide this without further delay?1536W
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
The question of providing boating accommodation has been the subject of discussion between the Antrim County Council and the Department. The plans of the Department for a pier at Rathlin Island have recently been approved of by the Council, and those for Ballycastle are at present under the consideration of that body. No avoidable delay will take place in connection with the matter.