HC Deb 11 July 1882 vol 272 c25

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the carriage of the mail to Clonmel by the Southern Line, instead of round by Limerick Junction, would accelerate the mail service of Clonmel by one hour and a half; whether the stoppage of the mail train at Thurles would cause a delay in the Cork mails of more than five minutes; and, whether he will not cause the day mails to and from Clonmel to be carried by the Southern Line?


The question of accelerating the provincial mails in Ireland is at the present time engaging the attention of the Department; and I shall be very glad, if it is found practicable, to improve the mail service in the district referred to by the hon. Member.


asked whether there was any objection to stop the mail train at the junction, and throw out the mails for the towns south of that point?


said, that was one of the suggestions they were at present considering; but he feared that as there was no train between the towns to meet the mails, that would not be much improvement. But the whole subject would receive careful consideration.