§ SIR T. ESMONDE(for Mr. WILLIAM O'BRIEN,) Cork County, N.E.
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a resolution of the Westport Board of Guardians, impressing upon him the importance of having the town of Louisburg, the nearest town to the best fishing grounds on the Mayo coast, connected by telegraph with the Irish and English markets, and urging him to use his influence with the Congested Districts Board to assist in supplying the necessary local guarantee to the Post Office; and whether, having regard to the extreme overthrough the West- 1291 port Union and its inability to bear any additional local burden, he will make a representation to the Congested Districts Board upon the subject?
§ MR. JACKSON
The proposed telegraph extension to Louisburg is a matter for the consideration of the Postmaster General, and appears to have been dealt with by him in reply to a question put by the hon. Member on 2nd inst. I am not aware of circumstances having been brought before the Congested Districts Board which would justify them in guaranteeing the proposal which would seem to involve a sum estimated at £62 a year.