HC Deb 29 June 1899 vol 73 cc983-4
MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists in the districts around Carrickroe sub post-office, owing to the way the deliveries of letters and parcels have been regulated by the postal authorities, some townlands being served four times a week while others are served only twice; is he aware that letters for one portion of the townland of Bragan reach- ing Carrickroe on Friday must remain there till the following Monday before being sent out for delivery, while letters for other parts of the same townland are delivered on Saturday; and, will an effort be made to devise measures which will ensure a uniform delivery and allay the discontent prevailing on this subject.


It is the case that some of the townlands near Carrickroe are served four times a week, while others are served twice a week only. Letters for one portion of the townland of Bragan are delivered on Mondays and Thursdays; consequently, letters arriving on Friday would not be delivered in that district till Monday, although they would be delivered on Saturdays at the places served four times a week. The frequency of the deliveries is regulated by the amount of correspondence and the relative cost. The correspondence for the districts in question is very small, and additional expense for an improved service is not at present warranted.