This power is devolved to the Elected Members. However the approval of the Minister is required where the extinguishment applies over a national or regional road. In the case of a National road, the Minister must consult with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
Once a Public Right of Way has been extinguished, the public no longer have a right to use the road. The Road Authority is no longer responsible for maintaining the road.
Further information is available from:
Roads (Finance & Administration), Courthouse, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
Tel: 028 21299