Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cork City Bus Stops.

Tuesday, 13 June 1944

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 94 No. 3

First Page Previous Page Page of 23 Next Page Last Page

Proinnsias Ó Dálaigh: Information on Francis Joseph Daly  Zoom on Francis Joseph Daly  asked the Minister for Justice if he will state why the Gárda Síochána in Cork City have not yet arranged for fixed signposts as stopping places for buses.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Boland): Information on Gerald Boland  Zoom on Gerald Boland  The functions of the commissioner in this matter are confined to appointing stopping-places. He has no power to provide signs or to compel anybody else to provide them. That is a matter for the corporation or bus company.

Mr. Daly: Information on Francis Joseph Daly  Zoom on Francis Joseph Daly  The Minister may not be aware of the fact that several years ago the corporation decided to have these fixed stopping-places, and also decided to have signposts marking the stopping-places. The position in Cork City at the present moment is that there is not even an arrow to show the way to Dublin.

[315]Mr. MacEntee: Information on Seán MacEntee  Zoom on Seán MacEntee  That might not prevent some of the people finding their way here, all the same.

Mr. Daly: Information on Francis Joseph Daly  Zoom on Francis Joseph Daly  Future generations will have to depend on their natural instincts.

Mr. Boland:  So far as the Guards are concerned, they have actually pointed out where the stopping-places are to be. The erection of the signposts is not a matter for the commissioner. He merely has to point out where the stopping-places are to be. The erection of the signposts is a matter for the local authority or the bus company.

Mr. Daly: Information on Francis Joseph Daly  Zoom on Francis Joseph Daly  There has been gross negligence in the matter and I think Deputy Anthony would bear me out there.

Mr. Boland:  Not on our part.


Last Updated: 18/05/2011 22:05:35 First Page Previous Page Page of 23 Next Page Last Page