§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Postmaster-General what progress, if any, has been made with the proposed introduction of the trunk telephone from Dublin to Galway, Sligo and Cavan respectively; and when the project will be inaugurated?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
An extension of the trunk telephone system to Athlone, on the route to Galway, is being carried out, but a guarantee in respect of a further extension to Galway is not at present forthcoming. I am in correspondence with the Treasury with regard to the acceptance of a local guarantee for an extension to Sligo. An extension to Cavan cannot be undertaken until a guarantee has been given for an extension to Clones.