HC Deb 15 August 1882 vol 273 cc1827-8

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he has come to any decision in the case of the Ballyfarnon (county Roscommon) post office; whether he is aware that the postmaster at Cleggan, county Galway, has been fined by the local bench for an assault on a man who came on business to the post office, and that the postmistress at Cleggan has been fined by the local bench for an assault on a woman, Mrs. Molony, who came on business to the post office; whether it was proved that the postmistress had, without authority, opened a letter addressed to Mrs. Molony, and abstracted a cheque from it; whether he will cause the postmistress to be prosecuted for theft, and will dismiss the postmaster and postmistress; whether he is aware that in numerous cases in Connemara, as, for example, at Kingstown and Errislanin, county Galway, the post offices are established in proselytizing schools, and directed by paid officials of proselytizing societies; and, whether he will disconnect the business of the post office from places and persons repugnant to the bulk of the population?


in reply, said, he had answered two parts of the Question already. As he had already stated, arrangements were being made, with regard to the postmaster of Ballyfarnon, to separate the post office entirely from the business he is carrying on. With regard to the post office of Cleggan, the postmaster and his wife had both been warned, and if ever again there was any cause of complaint, the post office would be placed in other hands. With regard to the last part of the Question, although he had asked for it, he had not yet obtained information; but as soon as he obtained it he would write to the hon. Member on the subject.