Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Forestry Employment.

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state the total number of men employed on State forestry work on 10th November of this year and on the corresponding date last year.

On 10th November, 1956, 4,732 men were employed on forestry work by my Department. On the corresponding date in 1955, 4,942 men were employed.

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state the number of men employed at each forest centre on 10th November of this year and on the corresponding date last year.

The information sought by the Deputy is given in detailed form in a statement which, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, will be circulated with the official report.

Following is the statement:—

EMPLOYMENT IN FORESTRY.

County and Forest

No. of men week ended 11th Nov., 1955

No. of men week ended 9th Nov., 1956

CARLOW:

Borris

5

7

Bunclody

43

42

48

49

CAVAN:

Bailieboro

8

7

Belturbet

10

6

Killeshandra

33

37

Virginia

3

5

Cuilcagh

10

11

64

66

CLARE:

Broadford

29

23

Cratloe

39

28

Ennis

22

19

Kilrush

27

17

Mountshannon

34

32

Tuamgraney

41

18

Tulla

47

43

239

180

CORK:

Ballyhooly

18

19

Ballyhoura

35

37

Bandon

18

15

Banteer

16

18

Dunmanway

28

28

Glengarriff

19

Inchigeela

25

32

Killavullen

36

41

Killeagh

43

48

Kilworth

102

28

Lisgoold

37

29

Macroom

43

55

Mullaghareirk

23

35

Rathduff

10

16

Rosscarbery

14

13

Tallow

59

61

507

494

DONEGAL:

Ards

49

35

Ballybofey

39

49

Ballyshannon

12

12

Gweebarra

24

21

Gweedore

24

19

Meenirroy

30

24

Pettigo

20

26

Raphoe

12

14

Stranorlar

41

40

Kilcar

15

17

Lough Eske

18

13

Mulroy

15

12

299

282

DUBLIN:

Killakee

24

30

Saggart

10

11

34

41

GALWAY:

Athenry

7

7

Ballinahinch

19

19

Ballinasloe

4

8

Ballygar

48

54

Castledaly

14

Clonbrock

24

15

Cloosh Valley

13

10

Cong and Sawmill

55

49

Gort

54

53

Kiltullagh

13

13

Lougfarea

30

36

Maam Valley

3

2

Monivea

21

17

Mount Bellew

22

16

Portumna

21

38

Ross

36

25

Tuam

2

5

Woodford

39

34

Woodlawn

12

12

423

427

KERRY:

Brosna

14

11

Kenmare

28

29

Kilgarvan

25

25

Killarney

31

33

Killorglin

31

39

129

137

KILDARE

Donadea

39

50

Edenderry

9

7

Monasterevan

24

39

72

96

KILKENNY:

Callan

31

32

Freshford

29

22

Graigue

18

18

Knocktopher

19

24

Mullinavat

19

15

Piltown

19

19

Thomastown

57

56

192

186

LEITRIM:

Drumkeeran

19

18

Glenfarne

23

19

Manorhamilton

35

37

77

74

LEIX:

Clonaslee

28

27

Durrow

20

22

Emo

61

69

Mountrath

49

46

Ossory

67

60

Portlaoise

23

30

Rossmore

15

15

Stradbally

22

28

285

297

LIMERICK:

Adare

9

7

Cappamore

35

30

Galtee

24

25

Kilifinane

25

19

Mitchelstown

3

3

96

84

LONGFORD:

Ballymahon

13

12

Granard

21

30

34

42

LOUTH:

Dundalk

50

46

50

46

MAYO:

Ballycastle

11

Doolough

19

20

Foxford

64

59

Glenamoy

16

12

Glenisland

Lough Carra

18

18

Nephin Beg

17

20

Nephin Mor

15

13

Tourmakeady

18

12

167

165

MONAGHAN:

Castleblayney

13

4

Cootehill

26

35

Monaghan

24

18

Scotstown

17

23

80

80

OFFALY:

Kinnitty

47

57

Tullamore

7

10

54

67

ROSCOMMON:

Ballinlough

24

17

Ballyfarnon

33

27

Drumsna

17

16

Strokestown

20

15

94

75

SLIGO:

Benbulben

11

5

Collooney

29

28

Lough Gill

22

19

Lough Talt

19

19

81

71

TIPPERARY (Nth.):

Newport

41

36

Roscrea

26

32

Silvermines

28

29

Templederry

20

28

TIPPERARY (Sth.):

Anner

30

21

Bansha

34

33

Cahir

40

39

Carrick-on-Suir

39

29

Clogheen

42

39

Dundrum—Sawmill

38

30

Glengarra

28

30

Glen-of-Aherlow

42

31

Slivenamon

29

32

Urlingford

27

27

464

436

WATERFORD:

Cappoquin

39

42

Clonmel

31

34

Comeragh

39

34

Curraghmore

71

49

Dungarvan

48

48

Kilsheelan

62

62

Nier

14

14

304

283

WESTMEATH:

Athlone

11

7

Castlepollard

16

15

Mullingar

13

12

40

34

WEXFORD:

Bree

62

57

Camolin

55

56

Coolgreaney

50

37

Curracloe

7

6

Forth

18

13

Gorey

58

49

Killann

20

25

New Ross

20

20

290

263

WICKLOW:

Arklow

54

39

Aughrim

79

56

Avoca

41

37

Avondale

16

15

Ballinglen

79

93

Blessington

40

34

Clonegal

68

65

Delgany

36

34

Enniskerry

27

26

Glencree

15

21

Glendalough

49

45

Glenealy

52

48

Glen Imaal

52

45

Glenmalure

40

26

Hollywood

44

43

Rathdrum

46

57

Rathnew

37

38

Roundwood

28

26

Shelton

16

9

819

757

GRAND TOTALS:

4,942

4,732