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24 September 2008

Dáil Question

No:  671

To ask the Minister for Transport the procedure for a person or group of persons to take a public road into their private ownership; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Niall Collins.

For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 24th September, 2008.

Ref No:   31183/08     Proof:   1940

Transferred (from)  Environment, Heritage and Local Government -- 24/09/2008 -- Question No 2177 (Written)

Answered by the Minster for Transport Noel Dempsey


Sections 12 and 73 of the Roads Act 1993, as amended by the Roads Act 2007, deal with the abandonment of public roads and the extinguishment of public rights-of-way by a road authority, respectively.