§ MR. PATRICK JOSEPH O'BRIEN (Tipperary, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, in view of the proposed acceleration of the mail service to and from the districts in the South of Ireland, any arrangement has been come to with the Great Southern and Western Railway Company to meet the requirements of the inhabitants of Roscrea, Nenagh, and Birr, as set forth in the recent petitions forwarded from these towns to the. Postmaster General on the subject; and, if not, whether steps will be taken before the new regulations come into force to make the necessary provision?
§ MR. HANBURY
No arrangement has yet been come to with the Great Southern and Western Railway Company for giving effect to the wishes of the inhabitants of Roscrea, Nenagh, and Birr, as set forth in their recent petitions ; and the Postmaster General cannot undertake that an improvement of the day mail service shall be provided for. All the circumstances shall, however, be very fully examined with a view to any improvement which may be practicable hereafter.