HC Deb 19 June 1899 vol 72 c1491
MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether it is proposed to change the arrangements regarding the mail car which at present runs from Ballymahon (6.35 a.m.) to Castletown Railway Station, Midland and Great Western Railway (8.40 a.m.), and conveys the letters posted in Ballymahon and neighbourhood between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the previous evening, which at present reach Dublin and England on the day after posting, and to substitute therefor a car leaving Ballymahon at 3 p.m., which would catch the limited mail train for Dublin at Castletown, and would land its letters in Dublin late for business that day in wholesale houses, and leave Ballymahon without a post from 6.10 p.m. till 3 p.m. next day, so that letters posted at say 6.30 p.m. would not be dispatched for nearly twelve hours; and whether the present more convenient arrangement could he continued, in accordance with a petition presented some days ago to the Postmaster-General.


It has been decided to continue the present arrangement, as requested in a petition recently addressed to the Postmaster-General.