HC Deb 08 June 1896 vol 41 cc608-9

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to visitors to Achill Island by the fact that there is no telegraph office at Dugort, where the principal hotel is situated; and whether, in order to avoid the serious delay and inconvenience caused in the transmission of telegrams, he will take into consideration the necessity of establishing a telegraph station at Dugort?


The question of establishing a telegraph office in Achill has been repeatedly considered, but unfortunately it is clear that the revenue would fall far short of the expenses; and the Postmaster General regrets that in these circumstances it is not in his power to extend the telegraph to the island without a guarantee.