§ MR. M'CARTAN
I beg to ask the Postmaster General, with reference to the necessity for establishing a post office at Barnmeen, near Rathfriland, whether he is aware that the district is thickly populated, and the inhabitants have no postal accommodation; and whether, considering the inconvenience involved to such a large number of people, he will make further inquiry into the matter, in order to provide this district with postal accommodation similar to that at present enjoyed by other districts about Rathfriland?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
It is feared that further inquiry would be of little, if any, use, as the postal accommodation desired at Barnmeen, near Rathfriland, would entail additional expense, which could not be sanctioned because the service in the neighbourhood of Rathfriland generally is already carried on at a loss to the Revenue. The loss is a heavy one.