Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (193)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

193. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW is responsible for the maintenance of a car park (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23479/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I can confirm that the small car-park serving the sites at Cahergal and Leacanabuaile Forts is under the care of the Office of Public Works. 

OPW is already aware of the bus and car-parking issues here and it is accepted that the area no longer serves the needs of people visiting these sites.  In the past, a number of possible re-configurations were considered for the area including the removal of the central flower bed.  However, it was felt that this would not bring any significant benefit as large coaches would then be able to park more easily thus reducing the space available for other vehicles.  There are no plans currently therefore to do any works at the site.