CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - EMPLOYMENT OF TEMPORARY POSTMAN.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs whether Daniel McCarthy, of Carrigtwohill, has been employed as temporary postman at Carrigtwohill Post Office during the past four years, and whether he has given satisfaction during that period, and if steps will be taken to have him placed on the permanent staff.

Mr. Daniel McCarthy has been given short periods of temporary employment at Carrigtwohill, totalling 37 weeks in the past four years, during which his performance of duties has been satisfactory. I regret that it is not practicable to offer him a permanent post.