SIR THOMAS ESMONDS (Kerry, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he will ascertain from the Board of Works 365 whether they can improve the approach to the pier at Dingle by using their new dredger to remove the mud which is filling up the channel and making the pier inaccessible except in high tides?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
I understand from the Board of Works that it is doubtful whether their dredgers would be suitable for removing the mud deposits in Dingle Bay, and that, moreover, it is questionable whether a channel to the pier could be excavated and kept open, without continual dredging and considerable expenditure. However, I am making further inquiries in the matter.
SIR THOMAS ESMONDS
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he will draw the attention of the Congested Districts Board to the advisability of improving the landing place at Ballydavid, county Kerry, and also of constructing a small boat slip at Lack, in Dingle Bay; and, he will urge on the work of constructing the pier in Scraggane Bay, so as to give employment to the people of the locality during the winter?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am not in a position to express an opinion on the merits of the proposals made in the question, but they shall be brought before the Congested Districts Board at its next meeting.