§ MR. GILHOOLY (Cork, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has received a Memorial from the inhabitants of Eyries, County Cork, praying for the establishment of a Telegraph Station and Savings Bank at the village of Eyries: whether said Memorial has also been signed by 200 fishermen from Alklow and the Isle of Man; and whether, in view of the facts that Eyries has become a very important fishing and curing district, containing seven curing stations, the harbour of Ballycrorane, which is convenient to Eyries, is frequented by a large fleet of foreign fishing vessels, and that the harbour referred to and the fishing stations are eight miles from telegraphic communication, he will take steps to establish a Telegraph Station and Savings Bank in the interests of the fishing industry of the district?
§ A LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. MAXWELL,) Wigton
The Memorial to which the hon. Member refers has not yet reached my hands, but I understand that it has been received at the Post Office in Dublin, and that careful inquiries 1487 are being made with a view to a Report being submitted to me on the subject.