§ MR. J. F. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, what is the cause of the delay in providing suitable premises for the transaction of postal and telegraph business in the town of Thurles, county Tipperary; has a central and satisfactory site been placed at the disposal of the Department for the purpose; and whether the matter will be expedited in view of the utterly inadequate character of the present accommodation?
§ MR. HANBURY
It is regretted that little progress has been made with the arrangements for providing a new post office at Thurles since I replied to the last Question on the subject. The cause of the delay is the impossibility of finding a suitable site or premises. The site to which the hon. Member perhaps alludes proved to have an insufficient frontage by itself, and with the addition of an adjoining house it would have been much too expensive. As intimated in my reply on the 3rd ultimo, the Department is inquiring as to another scheme, but, so far, without result. The matter will not be allowed to drop.