asked the Minister for Local Government whether he is aware that the residents of Turnipin Cottages, Cloghran, County Dublin, are living in primitive conditions without sewerage, piped water or adequate public lighting; and if the local authority will have these urgent matters attended to.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Conditions of Cloghran (Dublin) Cottiers.
The provision of the public services referred to is primarily a matter for the local authority.
I am informed by Dublin County Council that the cottages at Turnipin, Cloghran, are served by a piped water supply to public fountains and that some of the residents have themselves brought piped supplies from the public main into their houses. The Council did consult the tenants on the question of the installation by the Council of water and sewerage services in the cottages but did not proceed further because of the refusal of the majority of the tenants to accept the extra charges suggested by the Council. I understand, however, that apart from the attitude of the tenants, it is possible that disposal difficulties might prevent the provision of a public sewerage system in this area. No proposal for the provision of public lighting has been made by the Council, presumably because of the remoteness of the area.