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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 6 May 1969

Vol. 240 No. 4

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Pedestrian Crossing.


asked the Minister for Local Government what steps are being taken to implement the wishes of local residents for the provision of a pedestrian crossing at Terenure Road West, Dublin; and if he will have the matter treated as urgent.

The provision of pedestrian crossings is a matter for the local authority acting at the request or with the consent of the Garda Commissioner.

Arising out of the Minister's statement of what everyone knows, will the Minister say whether he has yet received a request for any funds for the provision of the pedestrian crossing in question?

I have not.

Will the Minister use his good offices with the man he is paying £1,500 a year——

I am not going to do Deputy Ryan's work for him.

The Minister is not doing his own.

The Minister is not prepared to ask the man he appointed at £1,500 a year, plus expenses, to look after the interests of the citizens of Dublin by providing this pedestrian crossing to save human life and, in particular, the lives of children who have to cross and re-cross this very busy thoroughfare. Human life is of less consequence to the Minister than scoring petty political points.

I will deal with the proposals when they come to me.