Dáil Éireann - Volume 261 - 31 May, 1972
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Cork Road.
Mr. Meaney Mr. Meaney
96. Mr. Meaney asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that Cork County Council will take over and maintain the roadway from the East Gates, Ballincollig, County Cork, to the Powder Mills; if his Department will take steps to have it brought up to county road standard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Mr. Andrews Mr. Andrews
Mr. Andrews: The Cork County Council were asked by my Department in July, 1971, if they would be prepared to take over the State's interest in the portion of the roadway from the East Gate of Dún Uí Mhurchadha, Ballincollig, to the Department's Caretaker's Quarters, Powder Mills, free of charge, for use as a public road.
This offer was made to the council in view of the proposed sale to them of the State's interest in portion of the State lands attached to the barracks and because a major portion of the lands being sold are separate from the remainder of the sale area and adjoin the roadway in question.
The council replied on 14th April, 1972, stating that, before the county engineer would be prepared to recommend to the council that the road be taken over and maintained as a public road, my Department would be required to contribute the sum of £1,000 to the council for the carrying out of repairs to bring the road up to the standard required by them.
The council's reply is being considered in my Department. I will inform the Deputy of the outcome in due course.
Dáil Éireann 261 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. County Cork Road.