HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 cc1012-3W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will explain why the postal authorities in county Longford refuse to convenience the Rev. P. Markey, parish priest, Clonbraney, by allowing his letters to be delivered viâ Coolarty instead of as at present; whether he is aware that, under the combined day and afternoon delivery now in force in this district, Father Markey's letters do not reach him till 1.30 p.m., whereas by the other delivery he could get them at 8.30 or 9 a.m.; and whether, as this will entail no extra expense on the postal service, lie will direct that the Coolarty delivery be now substituted?


Letters for the Rev. P. Markey are delivered from Edge-worthstown usually at about 12.36 p.m. To deliver them from Coolarty would involve making special arrangements, and the hon. Member is mistaken in supposing that there would be no additional expense. I should not be justified in entertaining the request in present circumstances.