HC Deb 25 May 1897 vol 49 cc1265-6

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the morning delivery of the mails at Youghal, county Cork, is considerably later under the new system than it was previously; and whether steps will be taken, either by improving the car service from Cork or by some other means, to give Youghal the advantage enjoyed by other Irish towns?


It is the fact that since the 1st instant the morning delivery at Youghal has not begun until 7.45 a.m., or forty-five minutes later than formerly. The alteration has arisen from the later running of the night mail train from Dublin to Cork, one of the changes rendered necessary by the modification of the day mail services which took effect on the 1st instant. The question of accelerating the car service from Cork to Youghal is under consideration, with a view, if possible, of restoring at least some portion of the time which has been lost. The hon. Member shall be informed of the result.