§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is now 1385 in a position to state what is the authority competent to undertake the placing of buoys and perches in the estuary of the Cahirciveen river, county Kerry; and whether immediate steps will be taken to carry out the work.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR RELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The Congested Districts Board has been advised that it is a lighthouse authority under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894. The Board has informed the county council that it will undertake the erection of buoys or perches at the entrance to the river, provided the county authorities are prepared to contribute the sum of £50 towards the cost, and provided the Commissioners of Irish Lights approve of the erection of the buoys. The Board awaits a reply from the county council before taking further action.
§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
Why is it that the Irish Lights Commissioners themselves did not put down the buoys and beacons?
§ [No answer was returned.]