Almost 1,400 (1,394) tonnes of salt has been used on Kerry roads during periods of freezing weather since 2017.
Salt lowers the freezing temperature of water and is used on roads to prevent ice or frost forming.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Eamon Ryan provided the figures following a query from Independent TD Danny Healy Rae.
Deputy Healy Rae asked for a breakdown of the amount of salt used from 2017 to 2021, and the cost involved.
Minister Ryan says a standard cost per tonne which is €50/tonne at present.
The following table indicates the number of tonnes of salt used by Kerry County Council on regional and local roads:
2017/2018 - 201 tonnes
2018/2019 - 139 tonnes
2019/2020 - 350 tonnes
2020/2021 - 704 tonnes