HC Deb 09 September 1886 vol 308 c1737
MR. HOOPER (Cork, S.E.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether his attention has been called to a memorial from the Town and Harbour Commissioners of Kinsale, dated 17th November 1885, calling attention to the necessity for increased postal facilities for their town; and, whether he will take steps to meet the postal wants of a town which constitutes so important a military and fishing station?


The Department has for a long time been in negotiation with the Cork and Bandon Railway Company for certain improvements on the lines of that Company; but I fear it will not be practicable to obtain the trains on the Kinsale branch which would be necessary to give effect to the wishes expressed by the Town and Harbour Commissioners. I will, however, see whether the local arrangements cannot be somewhat improved, so that a delivery of the letters may take place more quickly after the arrival of the letter bags.