Written Answer. - Employment on Farm Work.

Thursday, 6 March 1941

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 82 No. 2

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Risteárd Ua Maolchatha: Information on Richard James Mulcahy  Zoom on Richard James Mulcahy  asked the [184] Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the gross total and the total number of males engaged in farm work in each county and province in the year 1940 under the headings: (1) males, 14-18 years; (a) permanent workers, members of family; (b) permanent workers, others; (c) temporarily employed; (2) males, 18 years and over; (a) permanent workers, members of family; (b) permanent workers, others; (c) temporarily employed; and (3) the total number of males so engaged.

Minister for Industry and Commerce (Mr. MacEntee): Information on Seán MacEntee  Zoom on Seán MacEntee  The following is the information required:—

NUMBER of Males engaged in farm work in each county and province of Éire on 1st June, 1940.

County and Province Males 14 to 18 years Males 18 years and over Total Number of Males
Members of Family Other Males Members of Family Other Males
Permanent Temporary Permanent Temporary
Carlow 282 58 98 3,646 1,790 1,475 7,349
Dublin 174 238 247 2,953 4,634 2,106 10,352
Kildare 275 91 58 5,091 3,592 2,200 11,307
Kilkenny 651 303 69 9,245 3,609 1,846 15,723
Laoighise 567 107 69 7,531 2,395 1,970 12,639
Longford 541 31 29 7,637 837 1,129 10,204
Louth 320 105 75 3,942 2,143 1,328 7,913
Meath 625 155 118 9,098 4,553 2,367 16,916
Offaly 605 81 62 8,570 2,101 1,398 12,817
Westmeath 642 54 66 7,945 2,101 1,983 12,791
Wexford 625 300 136 10,331 5,251 2,523 19,166
Wicklow 414 115 50 5,267 2,440 1,295 9,581
LEINSTER 5,721 1,638 1,077 81,256 35,446 21,620 146,758
Clare 1,440 100 90 18,279 1,904 1,824 23,637
Cork 2,203 581 313 35,542 11,542 5,256 55,437
Kerry 2,136 167 114 24,117 2,926 2,528 31,988
Limerick 910 476 83 14,275 5,321 2,111 23,176
Tipperary 1,370 410 164 18,627 6,556 3,364 30,491
Waterford 329 174 52 6,350 2,731 1,289 10,925
MUNSTER 8,388 1,908 816 117,190 30,980 16,372 175,654
Galway 3,882 115 156 35,219 2,009 2,708 44,089
Leitrim 1,280 38 60 13,271 587 1,222 16,458
Mayo 4,411 69 153 37,325 949 1,994 44,901
Roscommon 1,611 44 46 19,605 1,098 1,600 24,004
Sligo 1,046 53 70 13,614 894 1,651 17,328
CONNACHT 12,230 319 485 119,034 5,537 9,175 146,780
Cavan 1,410 146 117 16,358 1,632 2,440 22,103
Donegal 2,802 164 212 28,135 2,296 2,781 36,390
Monaghan 992 110 83 11,520 1,543 1,904 16,152
ULSTER (part of) 5,204 420 412 56,013 5,471 7,125 74,645
ÉIRE 31,543 4,285 2,790 373,493 77,434 54,292 543,837


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