Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Erection of County Cork Bridge.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state whether he is prepared to give a grant towards the construction or erection of the bridge over the Ilen River at Skibbereen owing to the hardships imposed on the local merchants by the devious route necessitated by the closing of the bridge.

There are no proposals before my Department in relation to the reconstruction of Ilen Bridge and the question of a grant does not arise, therefore, at this stage.