HC Deb 09 November 1911 vol 30 c1818

asked the Postmaster-General can he state why the mails, which arrived at Kenmare by the 1 p.m. train on Monday, 30th October, were not dispatched to Sneem until the following day, whereby a delay of nearly twenty-four hours was caused; and can he state why the postal authorities did not dispatch a special car with the mails on the arrival of the train at Kenmare?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

Owing to floods the mails did not arrive at the Kenmare Post Office until 1.20 p.m. on the date in question. They could not in any case have reached Sneem until some time after the dispatch at 3.40 p.m. of the night mail from that office; and, as the next general delivery would not take place until the following morning, the circumstances were not considered to be such as to justify the use of a special car.