§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it is a fact that in some parts of West Clare, including the town of Kildysart, the postal arrangements are so defective that letters are not delivered there for 20 hours after the ordinary time of delivering in Ennis and its vicinity; and, if so, whether he will take steps to reform this state of things?
§ MR. RAIKES
There is one post in the day from Ennis to the neighbourhood of Kildysart, and this includes the great bulk of the correspondence, which is delivered at a convenient hour in the morning. Ennis itself has a second post, and letters for Kildysart brought to Ennis by this second post are, under present circumstances, necessarily kept over for despatch to Kildysart next morning. The question of establishing a second post in the day to Kildysart has been carefully considered; but any arrangement for the purpose would entail additional outlay largely in excess of the available revenue, and I regret that I should not be justified in sanctioning such a measure.