HC Deb 14 February 1893 vol 8 cc1371-2

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it is contemplated to deprive Ballycotton, County Cork, of telegraphic communication; is he aware that Bally-cotton is the seat of a large fishing industry for the carrying on of which telegraphic service is most necessary, also that it has an Admiralty signal station largely used in connection with naval manœuvres, and that it is also a light-house, lifeboat, and coastguard station; and, under these circumstances, will the Department continue the telegraph service as at present?


The Ballycotton Post Office is still open for telegraph business. The guarantee has, however, expired, and as the office is not self-supporting, a renewal of the guarantee will in ordinary course be necessary. I am having inquiry made on the subject, and the circumstances to which the hon. Member refers shall be borne in mind.