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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 19 Jun 1924

Vol. 7 No. 27



asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he is aware that the Carlow Rural District Council contracted for the erection of a wall around the new cemetery at Leighlin Bridge, over twelve months ago; that the work has not been proceeded with because of the delay in sanctioning the contract, and whether, seeing that a large number of unemployed in the district will benefit by this work, he will expedite sanction at an early date.

The Carlow Rural District Council at a meeting in April, 1923, accepted a tender in this matter, involving an expenditure of £830 and rejected one for £796. They were subsequently informed that their action was one which they would have to justify before the Auditor. The Council then deferred consideration of the work.

In November, 1923, they again advertised, and apparently received only one tender, which would involve an expenditure of about £930.

On April 14th last they forwarded the proposed plans for sanction. These were incomplete; the Council were informed accordingly, but they have not since forwarded the further documents necessary. I will expedite consideration of the proposals as soon as they are received.


Is the Minister aware that other cemeteries in the country were sanctioned under similar circumstances, such as Bagenalstown and Clonegal?

I am not aware of that.