HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c857
*MR. CREAN (Cork, S. E.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he has received a communication from the residents of Ballinhassig, alleging that the present location of the Post Office in that district is unsuitable and inconvenient, and that the premises in which the postal business was formerly transacted are still available; if so, can he take steps to remedy this alleged grievance; and further, will ho say why a stranger, without knowledge of the people or district, has been appointed to take charge of the office.


A remonstrance against the temporary arrangement under which the business of the sub-office is carried on at the entrance to the national school is stated to have been sent to the Commissioners of National Education and a copy was sent to me. The old Post Office premises were unsuitable and the newly appointed sub-Postmistress is providing new premises of a suitable nature for the Post Office, and they will, I understand, be available very soon. She is well acquainted with the locality, having lived in Ballinhassig for a year and in the neighbourhood previously. She was the only candidate who could provide proper accommodation.


On whose recommendation was she appointed?


By me, on my own responsibility.