§ Mr. BOLAND
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention had been called to the delay occasioned by the practice of sending letters addressed in Irish to Dublin for translation from the Ken-mare postal district; and whether steps will be taken, in the event of any vacancy occurring, to secure that one at least of the staff will be able to deal with letters addressed in Irish, in view of the fact that Irish is the home language of many families in the baronies of Glanerought and South Dunkerron?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I have received only one complaint in respect of such a letter during the last four years. I should not be justified in insisting on a knowledge of the Irish language as a qualification for an appointment in the local postal service.