HC Deb 03 April 1905 vol 144 cc145-6
MR. SHEEHY (Meath, S.)

I beg to ask the postmaster-General whether, in view of the difficulty experienced in dealing with letters addressed in Irish, he will consider the advisability of offering some special inducements (similar to that offered for telegraph and technical qualifications) to sorters acquiring a knowledge of the Irish language; and whether he will exact as an essential qualification a knowledge of Irish from all applicants for postmasterships in Ireland.


I do not think it necessary to take any such steps as those suggested by the hon. Member.