Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Ceisteanna (293)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

293. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding a facility (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35766/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Killarney Town Council received allocations of €1.5m under the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) and €3.8m under the Local Authority Swimming Pools Programme (LASPP) in relation to the swimming pool and leisure centre in Killarney.  The retention amount of the LASPP grant (€380,000) remains to be drawn down.  

I am informed that an issue has arisen in relation to the guarantee for the roof. I understand that the main contractor did not pay the subcontractor in full for roofing works and the subcontractor has possession of the relevant warranty.  Killarney Town Council are, however, of the view that Killarney Sports and Leisure Campus Ltd have no obligation in law to the subcontractor and have discharged all of their obligations to the main contractor who was paid in full following a conciliation process.

While the Department appreciates the subcontractor’s difficulty the position remains that his contractual linkage is with the main contractor and not with Killarney Town Council or with Killarney Sports and Leisure Campus Ltd.