Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (234)

Gerry Adams


234. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of subcontractors who were employed to carry out the River Dargle, County Wicklow, flood relief scheme remain unpaid for their work; the action he will take to resolve the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15052/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I am aware that a number of sub-contractors employed on the Bray Flood Relief scheme have not been paid for the work they carried on out this project. However, while The Office of Public Works is providing funding for the scheme, the main contract for the project was between SIAC and Bray Town Council, as the Contracting Authority. The question of enforcement of a Main Contractor's contractual obligation to a Sub-Contractor is a matter between those parties, and sub-contractors who are owed money need to pursue this matter directly with the Main Contractor.