§ MR. J. E. REDMOND (Waterford)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has received several petitions from the inhabitants of Ferrybank praying for the establishment of a telegraph office; and whether, considering the large population of the district and the distance from the nearest telegraph office in Waterford, he will comply with the prayer of the petitioners?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
Such an application was made in 1885; but the circumstances did not then justify a compliance with the request. A petition on the same subject was received on 18th January last, and as the reports show that the circumstances now justify it, I shall have pleasure in establishing a telegraph office at Ferrybank.