A heated debate ensued during the discussion of the Great Southern and Western Railway Bill, which was due for its third reading. Nationalist members extensively criticised the bill, expressing their dissatisfaction with the functioning of the Limerick and Waterford line since its amalgamation with the Great Southern and Western Railway.
However, Mr Goulding emphasized that the company’s objective was to enhance hotel accommodation and subsequently boost tourist traffic in the South of Ireland, benefiting the country as a whole. He argued that the clause in question was of vital importance. Ultimately, the amendment was withdrawn, and the bill moved forward with its third reading.
Manchester Evening News – Monday 29 July 1901