8 THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE [1869-70.
Nevertheless, in the operations under the Acts, increased activity is shown
by the fact of the issues being greater than in any year since 1851-2, and in excess of last year by Â£18,802.
The re-payments for the year ended 31st March, 1870, on the various loan accounts amount to Â£179,930 against Â£179,172 for the previous year.
It is satisfactory to state that the instalments received on so many different accounts, upwards of 6,000, continue, with a few exceptions, to be paid with punctuality.
The Land Improvement Act having been upwards of twenty-two years in operation, the instalments due on the issues made prior to 5th April, 1848, amounting to Â£154,572, terminated either on the 10th.
October, 1869, or Sth April, 1870, and the proprietors who received these advances will now have the advantage of the improveÂ¬ ments made under that expenditure without further charge.
The Board have also to observe that nearly all the charges created under Mr.
Labou-chere's letter will terminate after the instalments payable on the 5th April, 1871, have been paid off The repayments in the year, in respect of the under mentioned services, are as follow :â€”
Â£ Public Woiks, 9,313 Aiteiial Drainage, .
50,519 Labouchere Diainage, 10,419 Land Improvement, 109,679
Public PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
The usual works of ordinary repairs and maintenance have been carried out at the several Public Buildings and Official Residences in Dublin and throughout the country.
The works connected with the general re-arrangement of offices at the Four Courts are in progress in accordance with plans approved by the Lord Chancellor and the Irish Government.
A new Court and offices have been provided for the Vice-Chancellor.
Police Courts, &c.
The Barrack which was formerly in rented houses in Beresford-place has been given up, and the force removed to premises in Green-street belonging to the Crown, formerly known as the Old Sheriff's Prison.
The old Court in Capel-street hab been made available for the purpose of a Barrack.
At Dalkey new buildings have been taken for a Barrack, and are now occupied.
At Kilmainham the existing station has been considerably enlarged and improved.
Alterations have been effected at Spike Island to carry out more effectively the separate system of imprisonment.
New Barracks have been erected at Ballyduff, county Waterford, and at Errismore, county Galway.
At Killarney, county Kerry, a new Barrack is in course of erection, and it is expected will be completed during the present year.
Arrangements are being made for building new Barracks atâ€”
Cahirciveen, county Kerry; Dungannon, county Tyrone; Carna, county Galway; Naas, county Kildare; Skibbereen, county Cork; and Bruff, county Limerick.