HC Deb 16 January 1913 vol 46 cc2266-7W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention or that of the Irish Board of Works has been called to the complaints made by the fishermen of Howth, county of Dublin, as to the dangerous state into which Howth Harbour has been allowed to get owing to the unchecked silting of sand and the want of dredging operations, and also as to the inconvenience felt from the absence of a boat slip; and whether the Board proposes to do anything in this matter, especially as Howth Harbour is a royal harbour for the maintenance of which the Government is responsible?


Representations were received on behalf of the Howth fishermen in 1911, and dredging to the extent of 35,000 tons has been carried out. I understand that the harbour is now in a better condition than it has been for years past. The dredging operations will be continued this year.