Dáil Éireann - Volume 70 - 06 April, 1938
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Stephen's Green Parking Facilities.
Mr. Dockrell Mr. Dockrell
Mr. Dockrell asked the Minister for Finance if, having regard to the very inadequate provision for parking motor cars in the City of Dublin, he will consider taking away the stone pillars round St. Stephen's Green, so as to enable motor cars to be parked at right angles to the thoroughfare; and if he will also consider making any other sites under his control available for the relief of the present congestion.
Mr. MacEntee Mr. MacEntee
Mr. MacEntee: Under the St. Stephen's Green Act, 1877, all the ground within the posts and chains of St. Stephen's Green is vested in the Commissioners of Public Works to be maintained as an ornamental park or pleasure ground for the recreation or enjoyment of the public.
The commissioners are advised that they have no power to alienate any portion of the Green, and therefore they cannot agree to the removal of the stone pillars to facilitate the parking of motor cars.
I am not aware that there are any sites under my control in the city which could be made available for the parking of motor cars.
Dáil Éireann 70 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Stephen's Green Parking Facilities.