§ MR. O'KELLY (Roscommon, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the postmastership of Limerick is vacant; and, if so, whether the claims of the postmasters of Ireland to promotion will be considered in making the appointment, there being so many postmasterships at present vacant in England and Scotland?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Sir J. FERGUSSON,) Manchester, N.E.
It has just become officially vacant, and will be so announced immediately. Most certainly the claims of all Irish postmasters who apply for it will be considered entirely on the ground of their seniority and merit, with a primâ facie wish to prefer an Irishman for an Irish appointment.