I beg to ask the Postmaster General why the Post Office authorities discontinued a mail car through the village of Ballylooby, county Tipperary, thereby causing much inconvenience to the inhabitants; is he aware that the people of that district are willing to give the Post Office authorities a guarantee for the cost of sending a mail car through Ballylooby; and will he consent to have a mail car run on the Ballylooby route daily, as before, on condition that the Post Office is indemnified by a guarantee for the expenses of that mail car service?
I regret that I cannot sanction a service by day mail to Ballylooby. The village did, it is true, enjoy that accommodation when the day mail car to Clogheen ran through the village; but it became necessary to divert this car in order to serve a district receiving a considerable amount of correspondence, while there were only three or four letters a day for Ballylooby, which suffer delay in consequence of the change. In these circumstances it would be hardly possible for the Post Office to establish a mail car under guarantee. But if the district choose to put on a car, I might be able to take advantage of it for the few letters referred to.
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has received a memorial relative to the present night mail postal service to Lismore, Cappoquin, Tallow, Ballyduff, and surrounding district; and whether he is prepared to recommend changes in the direction desired by memorialists?
I have quite recently received the memorial referred to, and inquiry is being made into the subject of it; but some weeks must elapse before I can be in a position to come to a decision.