Thursday, 17 June 1971
Dáil Eireann Debate
Mr. McLaughlin: asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if, in view of the fact that letters are at present delivered in the Sooey parish of County Sligo between 12 noon and 3 p.m. and that this sometimes inconveniences the local people, arrangements will be made to have postal deliveries made earlier in the day.
Mr. McLaughlin: It is very unfair that postal deliveries in any part of the country should be as late as 12 or 1 o'clock in the day. There are very few areas in which there is no postman but here there is the denial of an appointment to this area. It is very inconvenient for clergymen, business people or the farming community to be deprived of their mail until such time in the day as a man comes from another parish. There is no excuse for this in this day and age when there are people available and who could be appointed.
Mr. G. Collins: The Deputy can be assured that we are not very pleased with the record of delivery in that particular area and it is hoped that this route as well as one or two others will be motorised in the near future.
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