§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state what provision, if any, can be made in the Local Government Bill giving the ratepayers of the county of Kerry a right of way across the railway line between Duagh and Islandanny, situate near Listowel; whether he is aware that the grand jury of Kerry erected a bridge between Duagh and Islandanny at a cost to the ratepayers of £3,496 10s., which bridge, although completed for the past seven years, cannot be used on account of the public having no right of way across the railway; and whether some provision can be made to allow the public to utilise a bridge built at their expense by the grand jury of Kerry?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
It would be outside the scope of the Local Government Bill to make provision of the nature suggested in the Question. As to the facts of the case, I replied on the 1st April last to a Question addressed to me by the honourable Member, and I must refer him to the answer given by me on that occasion.
§ MR. FLAVIN
Do I understand the right honourable Gentleman to say the county council must accept this monumental piece of construction? Is there no remedy for it? Is he aware that this bridge has been completed for seven years, and cannot be used?