§ MR. MORROGH
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he has received a Resolution passed by the Town Commissioners of Kinsale, asking the attention of the Government to the recommendation of the Fisheries Commission in reference to the extension of the existing line of railway to deep water, and asking that facilities will be afforded to the Cork and Bandon Railway in carrying out the said recommendation, with a view to afford employment so as to cope with the serious distress caused by the almost total failure of the potato crop in the district; and whether it is the intention of the Government to comply with this request?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOE IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN, Dublin University)
A resolution of the nature mentioned was received in November last. The Government have no funds at their disposal for the proposed railway extension. As the result of recent inquiries it is not apprehended that any serious distress will arise in the district referred to, or any cases of such a nature as cannot readily be dealt with under the powers of the ordinary Poor Law.