§ MR. DONAL SULLIVAN
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that the inhabitants of Ballymore, County Westmeath, have memorialised the Secretary of the General Post Office, Dublin, to open a postal telegraph station in that town; whether, as the telegraph wires are laid into Moate, five miles from Ballymore, the expense of connecting the two towns by telegraph could be carried out at little cost, as the business done at Ballymore would be considerable; and whether he would recommend that a telegraph station should be opened there?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
Inquiry has been made both here and in Ireland, but it cannot be found that any memorial has been received from the inhabitants of Ballymore for an extension of the telegraph to that place. I will call for reports on the question of establishing a telegraph office there, and will let the hon. Member know the result.