§ Mr. O'DOWD
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can explain his reasons for discontinuing the mail car service between Ballymote and Tubbercurry, and substituting therefor the services of an ordinary rural postman; whether he is aware that the traders of Tubbercurry and the general public are inconvenienced by the change; and whether, seeing that Tubbercurry is one of the most important trading towns of the West of Ireland, he will consider the advisability of reverting to the old mail car service?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
The mail car by which the day mails were conveyed between Tubbercurry and Ballymote was discontinued in order to improve the postal services of the district. Tubbercurry obtains better postal communication with Sligo, the chief town of the district, and as the day mail dispatch is now at 1.0 p.m. instead of 8.30 a.m., there is ample time for replying to letters received by the first delivery.