HC Deb 04 July 1898 vol 60 c921
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)

I leg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, will he explain why the letters by the limited mail day train for Redhills, co. Cavan, are sent on to Belturbet for sorting at 10.45 a.m., and kept there till the following morning, when they are delivered at 9 a.m., a delay of 22 hours? Whether an arrangement could be made to have the English mail for Redhills sorted in Dundalk and dropped at Redhills in passing, and thereby allow at least three hours for reply instead of delaying replies for two days as at present? And whether the Postmaster General will sanction this arrangement?


There has hitherto been no day mail service to Redhills, but the acceleration of the mail train from Dundalk to Belturbet on and from the 1st instant makes it possible for day mail letters to be dropped at Red-hills by the accelerated train and delivered alone; with the night mail letters. The Postmaster General has sanctioned this arrangement, but a day mail outward would not be warranted.