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Ireland—Telegraphic Communication—Question

Volume 203: debated on Monday 1 August 1870

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said, he wished to ask the Postmaster General, Whether it is his intention to establish telegraphic communication between Tuskar Lighthouse and the Wexford shore?

said, in reply, that if it should prove on inquiry that the number of messages transmitted between Tuskar Lighthouse and the coast of Wexford were sufficient to warrant it, there could be no difficulty in establishing telegraphic communication between them.

Afterwards—

said, he wished to ask the Postmaster General, When rapid and regular telegraphic communication is to be afforded to Ireland, through the agency of the new cable, which some time since he informed the House it was intended to lay down between Ireland and England?

said, in reply, that he hoped a new telegraphic cable would be laid between England and Ireland in the course of the coming autumn.