HC Deb 05 July 1897 vol 50 c1105

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he is aware that the English mails have been twice late in the last week of their delivery at Tralee, not arriving on the 29th instant until 4.15 p.m.; and whether in view of the continual inconvenience caused by the late delivery of these mails and the repeated representation which have been made to the postal authorities by the inhabitants of the Tralee district., he will cause immediate steps to be taken to remedy the grievance?


The Postmaster General is aware that on the dates referred to the English mails failed to effect a connection with the day mail train from Limerick junction to Tralee owing to delays from fog on the passage from Holyhead to Kingstown. When failures of this kind occur the Department takes the only steps which are open to it to remedy the inconvenience, that is to say, the route viâ Mallow is resorted to, by which means the bags for Tralee arrive at their destination about, 4.15 p.m. or several hours earlier than if they were kept for the next Train from Limerick junction to Tralee viâ Limerick.