§ MR. W. E. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, having regard to the fact that Dugort, Isle of Achill, is visited by large and increasing numbers of tourists; that the Light Railway to Achill Sound, distant eight miles, will be shortly opened; and that it is a coastguard and constabulary station, he will consider the question of extending the postal telegraph from Achill Sound for the accommodation of the population living in Lower Achill?
§ MR. ARNOLD MORLEY
The question of extending the telegraph to Dugort was carefully considered last autumn, but as it was estimated that the receipts would fall far short of the expenses, I regret that it was not in my power to grant a telegraph office. If it is likely that a guarantee to secure the Department against loss will be forthcoming, I shall be glad to receive a communication from the hon. Member on the subject.