Location: Unknown. Private meeting.
The DIRECTOR OF FISHERIES, in submitting an oral Report, stated that the Committee which had been appointed at the last meeting to investigate the operations of the West Carbery Co-operative Fishing Society had not yet been able to submit their report. He suggested that the Committee be reappointed and asked to investigate affairs on the spot. Father Farragher was inquiring into disputes which had arisen in one or two of the fishing centres.
The SECRETARY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT proposed, and J. MACDONAGH (Tipperary North) seconded, the adoption of the Report.
JOHN HAYES (Cork West) said that the affairs of the West Carbery Fishing Society should be inquired into immediately, else the success of the autumn fishing season would be endangered.
JOHN O'MAHONY (Fermanagh South) inquired whether the Director of Fisheries had any control over the Bank advances for Fisheries.
The DIRECTOR OF FISHERIES, in reply, stated that any monies advanced by the Bank for Fishery purposes had first been sanctioned by the Department.
The ACTING-PRESIDENT moved, and J. MACDONAGH (Tipperary North) seconded, the re-appointment of the West Carbery Co-operative Fishing Society Inquiry Committee.
This was agreed to, and the motion for the adoption of the Report was then put and carried.