asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when it is expected to provide automatic telephone service in County Donegal, excluding Bundoran-Ballyshannon where service is already provided; and if he is aware of the general need for this service.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Donegal Telephone Service.
Letterkenny, Donegal, Lifford, Ballybofey, Buncrana and Raphoe are included in the list of exchanges which it is planned to convert to automatic working during the next five years. Plans are not yet sufficiently advanced to enable me to say when within that period the changeover can be effected. It would be premature at this stage to forecast when the remaining exchanges in County Donegal will be converted to automatic working.