HC Deb 26 March 1885 vol 296 c657

asked the Postmaster General, Whether any decision has yet been arrived at by him in response to the memorial forwarded him by the Tralee Town Commissioners in favour of the acceleration of the Mails to Kerry; and, whether, in the event of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company not affording facilities, he will communicate with the Waterford and Limerick Railway Company, and ascertain the cost of bringing the Mails over their line to Tralee?


In reply to the hon. Member, I beg to say that I shall be very glad to find myself able to return a favourable reply to the Memorial from Tralee referring to an improvement of the mail service which now follows the route of Mallow. As regards that route, however, there is, I think, no prospect of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company being able to afford facilities; while as regards the alternative route viâ Limerick, I shall be glad to consider any fresh proposal the Waterford and Limerick Company see fit to make, but at present the terms demanded are higher than the amount of correspondence to be benefited would warrant me in agreeing to.