Naval Wireless Station, Bunbeg.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 17th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr William Lindsay Mr William Lindsay , Belfast Cromac

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if the naval wireless station at Bun-beg, County Donegal, was maliciously destroyed last Friday by an armed band; if the furniture and fittings it contained were stolen and subsequently sold by auction by the thieves; what is the estimated amount of the loss sustained; and why the station was not effectively guarded?

Mr. GIDEON MURRAY:

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the present position in regard to the Bunbeg naval wireless station; arid what steps the Government propose to take to prevent further occurrences in Ireland of a similar character?

Photo of Mr Hamar Greenwood Mr Hamar Greenwood , Sunderland

This wireless station was handed over to the Provisional Government a fortnight ago. On Thursday last it was destroyed. The amount of loss sustained by the Provisional Government depends on the extent of the destruction, as to which I have no information, but the total value of the buildings, furniture and equipment was approximately £4,600. In view of the fact that the station had been handed over to the Provisional Government the last part of both questions does not arise.