HC Deb 03 August 1891 vol 356 cc1133-4

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether mails from Enniskillen, Clones, &c., to Dublin and Belfast are now carried by the 6 a.m. train from Enniskillen to Dundalk, there connecting with the train which leaves Belfast for Dublin at 7 a.m. and the limited mail train from Dublin to Belfast; and whether provision will be made for a continuance of this service by providing an earlier train to connect with the proposed new express service from Dublin to Belfast, or otherwise?


The postal arrangements of Enniskillen wore, until Saturday last, substantially as described in the hon. Member's question, but on Saturday certain changes were made in the working of the train from Enniskillen (over which the Department has no control), which will somewhat modify those arrangements. Bags from Enniskillen, &c., will now reach Belfast viâ Portadown by train due at 10 a.m., but the service with Dublin remains practically unaltered. From Castleblaney and some other places there are no trains available for keeping up the present service, but the best possible arrangements that circumstances admit of have been made. I may add that, as a matter of fact, Clones has never had a despatch of mails by the train formerly leaving Enniskillen at 6.20 a.m.