HC Deb 12 March 1896 vol 38 cc750-1

On behalf of the hon. Member for East Tipperary, Mr. T. J. CONDON, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether he is aware of the great inconvenience suffered by people of Cahir, Clonmel, and Carrick-on-Suir arising from the frequent and long delays in the arrival of the morning mails from Dublin. And whether he will inquire into the cause of the delay with the view to have this irregularity prevented in future?


The delays referred to by the hon. Member arise chiefly from the inability of the Water-ford and Limerick Railway Company to keep back the Waterford train at Limerick Junction when the mail from England is from storm or other cause late in arriving. The Post Office has communicated with the Railway Company on the subject, but owing to the line being single there is much difficulty in arranging for a detention of the Waterford Train at the Junction on the occasions in question. The matter will not, however be lost sight of. I must add I have answered almost the same question on February 28.