HC Deb 24 July 1893 vol 15 c301
MR. COLLERY (Sligo, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether lie has received complaints of the great inconvenience caused to shipmasters and others by the want of telegraphic communication between Rosse's Point and Sligo, a distance of five miles; if he has received a Memorial from the Sligo Harbour Board, pointing out that masters of large vessels arriving for Sligo, having to discharge in deep water at Rosse's Point, are much inconvenienced in not being able to telegraph their owners; if he is aware that Rosse's Point is a much-frequented watering place, having Catholic, Protestant, and Presbyterian churches, also a police barrack and coastguard station, and containing about 1,500 inhabitants, increasing to 2,500 in the summer season, all of whom complain of the want of telegraphic communication; and whether he will take steps to have the want remedied?


The question of a telegraphic extension to Rosse's Point has received very careful consideration; and, as it is not estimated that an office at that place would be remunerative, I regret that, as I have already informed the hon. Member, I am precluded by the Treasury Regulations from opening an office except under a guarantee.