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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 22 Apr 1969

Vol. 239 No. 12

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Skerries (County Dublin) Speed Limit.


asked the Minister for Local Government if he will make arrangements for the provision of a 30-mile speed limit for Strand Road, Skerries, County Dublin.

This road appears to be covered by a 30 mph speed limit under the Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) Regulations, 1967.

What does the Minister mean when he says that the road appears to be covered? There is no speed limit on it at the moment and the people are asking for one.

My Department believe that there is a speed limit.

There is a speed limit. The Deputy cannot know North County Dublin.

I was asking the Minister to answer the question but Councillor Foley has intervened. I was in Skerries a fortnight ago and the Residents Association there have been asking for the introduction of a speed limit on this road. In view of the delay and the difficulties about arranging a speed limit in the various local authority areas, would the Minister consider following the UK example and give the local authorities power to make their own speed limits?

This road is covered by a speed limit.

I do not know what the residents are talking about then.

Maybe some people do not observe the speed limit.

A number of children have been seriously hurt while crossing this road on their way to the seaside.

It may be a question of enforcing the speed limit regulation but the regulation is there.