HC Deb 02 March 1888 vol 323 cc26-7
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether any steps have been taken to promote the earlier delivery of the mails in the town of Macroom, and also at Dooniskey and Crookstown, in the County of Cork; and, whether any arrangement has yet been made with the Cork and Macroom Railway Company for the furtherance of the project?


There is no train available by which an earlier delivery at Macroom could be effected, and to run a special train for the purpose would not be warranted. The question of improving the service to and from Crookstown is under consideration. There is no post office at Dooniskey; but inquiry will be made whether, in this case also, any improvement is practicable.


asked, whether the 2 o'clock train going from Cork to Macroom could not be availed of by the right hon. Gentleman in order to carry the mails from Cork to Macroom, leaving postal bags at the other two stations which were intermediate, this 2 o'clock train being run in connection with the mail which arrived in Cork from Dublin with the English mails about 12 o'clock every day?


I know the hon. Member takes a great interest in the question; and if he will be kind enough to put in writing what he has suggested I shall consider it further.