Dáil Éireann - Volume 4 - 04 July, 1923
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - STEAM-ROLLING IN KILKEE.
MICHEAL O DUBHGHAILL MICHEAL O DUBHGHAILL
MICHEAL O DUBHGHAILL asked the Minister for Local Government if he has received a written complaint, dated the 6th June, 1923, from certain ratepayers in Co. Clare, stating that in the course of steam-rolling the main street of the tourist resort, Kilkee, grass sods, earth, and town refuse have been rolled into the surface along with ordinary road material; whether such practices are not calculated to create a prejudice against steam-rolling, and if the Minister is now prepared to grant the independent inquiry by one of his road experts asked for by these ratepayers.
MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Mr. E. Blythe) Ernest Blythe
MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Mr. E. Blythe): The complaint referred to was received, and inquiries were immediately made in the matter. The County Surveyor denied that the materials mentioned in the question had been used for binding, and stated that they were merely placed on the roadside for removal. His attention was drawn to the fact that dry rolling and use of earthy soil or clay were not conducive to good results. The County Surveyor admitted a shortage of water for use in road works, but promised to set that matter right and to obtain fine screenings or other suitable grit for binding and to cease using clay.
Complaints of the nature indicated should be made to the Co. Council in the first instance, as they are responsible for the proper execution of road works.
It is not considered that an inquiry as suggested is necessary.
Dáil Éireann 4 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. STEAM-ROLLING IN KILKEE.