HC Deb 17 June 1913 vol 54 cc212-3W
Captain O'NEILL

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether the inspectors of fisheries (Ireland) have received a memorial from the fishermen of Cushendun, county

Antrim, urging the necessity for a breakwater at the entrance to the harbour there; if so, will he say what reply has been sent; and, seeing that the inspectors reported favourably on the suitability of this place for fishing and other purposes if the harbour was Unproved and promised a Grant, whether he will now take steps that tins breakwater should be made good without delay?


The Department received the memorial referred to in the question, and replied that, in the present state of their funds, they are unable to offer a contribution towards harbour works at Cushendun. In the year 1909 the inspectors of fisheries reported on the

feasibility of work at Cushendun, and the Department offered to provide two-thirds of the cost of a work, estimated at £1,500, if the balance of the money required were forthcoming from other sources. As this offer was not accepted it was withdrawn, and the amount of the Department's promised contribution was allocated towards the carrying out of other marine works on the Antrim coast.