Tuesday, 25 May 1948
Dáil Éireann Debate
Mr. P.D. 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,  if so, whether he will take steps to ensure that one is provided there without delay.
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. 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. 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.
Mr. 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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