Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Repair of Offaly Road.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state (1) the estimated cost for the repair of the Kilnagall-Leabeg bog road, Kilcormac, County Offaly; (2) the amounts already allocated, and the dates when amounts were voted from the employment schemes Vote for the purpose of carrying out the work; (3) the amount still required to finish the work in a satisfactory manner, and when same will be made available.

The proposal under which the work to which the Deputy refers was carried out consists of two parts (a) an accommodation road giving access to lands and turbary: estimated to cost £390; (b) a continuation of the same road for the general accommodation of the public: estimated to cost approximately £2,470.

The Office of Public Works have, up to the present, considered only the first part of the proposal and the sums sanctioned under minor employment schemes are as follows:—1933-34, £120; 1934-35, £70; 1935-36, £50.

The question of making a further grant to complete part (a) of the work was under consideration for the 1936-37 programme, but was deferred for the reason that a county council relief scheme representing the quota of money available for the area was being proceeded with. Consideration will be given to the completion of part (a) out of the current year's employment Vote in competition with any other proposals which may be received for the same area, and in the light of the unemployment position.