HC Deb 30 June 1921 vol 143 cc2356-7W

asked the Chief Secretary whether the Cork, Blackrock, and Passage Railway was shut down by the authorities on 18th June; by whose order this was done and on what grounds; whether the towns and villages on the right bank of the River Lee and round Crosshaven are thereby cut off from their usual sources of food supply, the use of shipping in Cork harbour being already restricted: and what means will be provided by which the inhabitants of this district can obtain the necessities of life?


I am informed by the Commander-in-Chief that the Blackrock and Passage Railway was closed on his instructions on the 16th instant, the reason being that between the 2nd and 16th instant no fewer than 8 outrages had been committed against this railway and against the steamers owned by the same company. The responsibility for any hardships or inconvenience resulting from the closing of the railway rests with the persons who direct and control outrages.

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