§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the plans for the construction of a pier at Reenard, county Kerry, are now complete; and whether regard has been had to the necessity of providing for the landing of fish in large quantities and for the requirements of a steam ferry which formed part of the original scheme.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The plans of the proposed works at Reenard Point are complete, but further progress cannot 443 be made in the matter until the county council have replied to the letters addressed to them as to the fulfilment on their part of the requirements of the Marine Works Act. As I indicated in my reply to the hon. Member's Question on 14th February last, the original proposal to include a steam ferry in the scheme had to be abandoned because necessary local assistance was not forthcoming. The present scheme includes the widening and lengthening of the existing boat slip, and the erection of a wall of shelter.