HC Deb 17 February 1902 vol 103 c204
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that, owing to the present arrangements for the delivery of mails in the Kilfree, Co. Sligo, postal district, letters cannot be replied to on day of delivery; whether a petition bearing on this matter has been received by the Dublin postal authorities; and whether, in the interests of public convenience, the Postmaster General will consider the advisability of having the present delivery arrangements altered.


The Postmaster General is aware that there is no evening collection of letters at Kilfree, Co. Sligo. A petition for such a collection was received by the Dublin postal authorities some time ago, but on inquiry it was found that, in view of the high cost of the existing service as compared with the amount of correspondence, the expense of affording an evening collection at Kilfree was not warranted. A collection is made at about 5.30. p.m. from a letter box at Tansey Cross, some two miles from Kilfree.