Kingstown to Have Electric Street Lights

Published: 8 July 1913

A Select Committee of the House of Lords has decided to approve a scheme, promoted by the Dublin Southern District Electric Lighting Company, to light the streets of Kingstown with electric lights. The scheme was bitterly opposed by the Dublin Alliance and Consumer’s Gas Company, which currently lights the streets. The promoters of the scheme argued that it was an anomaly that Kingstown did not have such lighting, and that William M Murphy, the leading industrialist would lead the campaign to gather together the necessary funding for the scheme. The company has already issued 40,000 shares at £1 each, and is in negotiations with the authorities in Blackrock and Dalkey with a view to eventually extending the electricity supply to those towns. The necessary legislation will require one further reading in Parliament and, if successful, work will begin soon thereafter.

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