HC Deb 12 August 1889 vol 339 c1024
MR. FOLEY (Galway, Connemara)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it is his intention, after repeated applications on behalf of the inhabitants of the islands of Boffin and Shark, to give them increased postal facilities in lieu of the present tri-weekly service in summer and bi-weekly service in winter, that some encouragement may be given to the promotion and extension of the fishing industry of those islands?


I have carefully considered the application to which the hon. Member refers, and I should have been glad, if possible, to comply with it; but I find that even now the postal service to Innisboffin is conducted at a loss to the Revenue. To increase the frequency of the service as desired would augment the loss already incurred, and I regret that, in the circumstances, I do not feel justified in acceding to the wishes of the Memorialists.

Forward to