§ MR. JOHN O'DONNELL (Mayo, S.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether it is a fact that the postmaster of Moynalty, county Meath, has, through ill-health, resigned his position, and that his wife, who is in every respect eligible owing to her long training and tenancy of the house where the post office has been established, is a candidate; and, if so, whether he will, in view of the feeling in the district, give her application his consideration.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The hon. Member has apparently been misinformed. The late sub-postmaster of Moynalty was reported for serious irregularities, and his office was declared vacant last month. The Surveyor has been instructed to report on eligible candidates for the office, and the application of the wife of the late sub-postmaster will be considered with those of other candidates.