Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Provision of Telephone Kiosks.

Tuesday, 25 May 1948

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 110 No. 15

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Mr. P.D. Lehane: Information on Patrick Desmond Lehane  Zoom on Patrick Desmond Lehane  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he is aware that there is great need for a telephone kiosk at Douglas, County Cork; and, [1997] if so, whether he will take steps to ensure that one is provided there without delay.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Everett): Information on James Everett  Zoom on James Everett  Provision has been made in the current year's engineering programme for the erection of a kiosk in this area, and it is hoped to do this work within the next four months.

Mr. Keane: Information on Seán Keane  Zoom on Seán Keane  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will consider having a telephone kiosk erected at Mitchelstown during the present financial year.

Mr. Everett: Information on James Everett  Zoom on James Everett  The provision of a telephone kiosk at Mitchelstown is included in the programme for the current financial year.

Donnchadh Ó Briain: Information on Donnchadh Ó Briain  Zoom on Donnchadh Ó Briain  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs whether he will consider having a public telephone installed at Kildimo Post Office in the near future.

Mr. Everett: Information on James Everett  Zoom on James Everett  A public telephone call office will be installed at Kildimo Post Office as part of the Department's scheme to provide a public telephone at every post office which has not this facility. Owing, however, to heavy arrears of other construction work—particularly the clearance of waiting applications for telephone service—it has been necessary to suspend work on the call office programme for the present, and it will therefore be some time before a public telephone can be provided at Kildimo Post Office.

Donnchadh Ó Briain: Information on Donnchadh Ó Briain  Zoom on Donnchadh Ó Briain  What does “some time” mean? Does it mean three, six or 12 months?

Mr. Everett: Information on James Everett  Zoom on James Everett  It means by the time that we have all the arrears in connection with the telephone work completed. It will probably be January. We hope to have the arrears, which number 10,000, cleared off by then.


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