§ MR. M. J. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that a bridge has been built over the River Feale between Duagh and Islandanny, in the county Kerry, at a cost of £3,496 10s. raised by money out of the rates levied in the county by the Grand Jury; whether he is aware that three-fourths of the money borrowed has been repaid to the Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland); and whether, seeing that an old right of way passage has been in existence in this place for the past 50 years, he will take such steps as may be necessary to compel the Waterford and Limerick Railway Company to construct a level crossing so as to allow the public to exercise their right to travel over the bridge from one public road to another?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
I have no power to compel the Company to construct a level crossing, but I will communicate with them and see if anything can be done.
§ MR. FLAVIN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this bridge has been constructed seven years by the ratepayers, who have no legal right to use it owing to the action of the Railway Company?
§ MR. RITCHIE
I do not know how long the bridge has been constructed, but I do know that I am constantly being asked to get level crossings upon it.