§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that great inconvenience is caused in and around the district of Sneem (County Kerry) owing to the late delivery of mails; whether, under the late arrangements made by the Post Office authorities, letters now arrive and are delivered nearly one hour later than heretofore; and whether it should not be the object of the Post Office to accelerate rather than delay the arrival of mails in the Sneem district.
§ MR. HANBURY
No change has been made in the time of arrival of the mails at Sneem since 1897. In that year the time of arrival at Sneem had to be postponed from 9.40 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. in consequence of the later dispatch by fifty minutes of the night mails from Dublin to the various ports of Ireland. This in turn was due to the later despatch from the provinces of the day mail trains to Dublin in connection with the later departure from Dublin of the night mail for England. Under these rearrangements a considerable improvement of postal service was afforded, and the Postmaster General regrets that in a few instances some disadvantage has been unavoidable.
§ MR. FLAVIN
Cannot you make some representations to the carrying companies to accelerate the service?
§ [No answer was given.]