§ MR. BOLAND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the "Helga" was in Valentia on 25th May and went south that evening; that on the following day two steam trawlers were trawling well within the prohibited limits in Dingle Bay; whether he is aware that these trawlers appear to be well acquainted with the arrival and departure of the "Helga," and resume operations as soon as she leaves the district; whether he is aware that the local fishing boats are unable to fish while these trawlers are at work, fearing that their nets would be cut; and whether steps will be taken immediately so as to protect local fishing interests, and make these breakers of the law amenable to the law.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The "Helga" was not on the Kerry coast on 25th May. The Department have not received any reports that steam trawlers illegally fished in Dingle Bay on 26th May or subsequently.