Seanad debates

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (Resumed)


2:30 pm

Photo of Fiona O'LoughlinFiona O'Loughlin (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

Let us be clear. We are not looking for a waiver in a situation like this. We want to know who owns the land. The Minister of State clarified that the OPW deals with real property that devolves to the State. Therefore, I feel this is in the hands of the OPW. In this instance, the company is not restored so the property has not revert to the company. The Minister of State made the point that in the area of dissolved-company property, the common areas of housing developments are of little value. This is a tiny strip. It is of no value. Is this a situation where the local authority should take this in charge? The estate has taken it in charge. If that is the case, the Minister of State might be able to respond that the council could take this in charge as a petition from the housing estate. I appreciate the area is complex. Again I specify that we are not seeking a waiver but rather want to ensure both residents and the ESB have access to this tiny strip of land and that we are able to resolve the current issue.


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