§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether steps will be taken by the postal authorities to provide telephonic communication between Macroom, Coachford, Crookstown, and Cork; and, if so, how soon will it be in working order, and by what route will it be laid.
§ MR. HANBURY
There are no local telephone exchanges at Macroom, Coachford, and Crookstown, and no application has been made for trunk wire extensions. The very small amount of business which could be expected would not justify the Postmaster General in providing telephone trunk wire communication with these places expect under guarantee. There are already public telegraph offices in all three places.