HC Deb 20 May 1895 vol 33 cc1590-1
MR. T. SEXTON (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General, whether his attention has been called to the loss of time involved in the present arrangement for the conveyance of night mails between Limerick and Foynes by road instead of by rail, as the day mails are now carried; and, whether these mails for a large district of North Kerry and West Limerick, bringing also in many of the places so served the only mails in the day, could be expedited by three hours without any material increase of cost, to the great advantage of those localities, if conveyed by rail; and, if so, whether he will take steps to effect the necessary changes for the purpose.


I have not received any complaints on the subject, and I can hardly admit that the existing service by road is inconvenient, seeing that the mails reach Foynes by 6.0 a.m. and are not despatched from that place until 6.30 p.m. The Waterford and Limerick Railway Company have, however, come forward with a proposal to convey the Mails, and I am in communication with them, with the view of ascertaining whether any satisfactory arrangement can be come to. There is a considerable loss on the existing service, and I should not feel justified in sanctioning any new arrangement which involved a material increase of expense.