HC Deb 04 February 1904 vol 129 cc356-7

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he can state what is the reason for the dislocation of the mail service in West Limerick, seeing that, owing to the mail cart system, the mails have been frequently late in parts of the district to the inconvenience of the public.


I regret that there has recently been irregularity in the mail service in West Limerick. Part of the delay has occurred on the railway to Limerick, and representations on the subject have been addressed to the company; but the principal cause of the irregularity has been loss of time by the mail cart contractor. I have accordingly found it necessary to terminate his contract, and I hope that a better service will be afforded in future.

In reply to a further Question,


said a motor-car service had been tried, but had not proved a success.