Written Answers. - Telephone Service.

238.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when he intends to have the sub-post office at Ladysbridge, County Cork reopened.

Applications will be invited shortly for the postmaster/postmistress vacancy at Ladysbridge. Provided a suitable applicant is forthcoming, an appointment will be made at an early date.

239.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the reason a telephone kiosk at Aughacashla, Castle-gregory, County Kerry, has not been erected.

The delay in erecting the kiosk at Aughacashla has been due to a shortage of kiosk structures.

240.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the reason a telephone kiosk has not been erected at Lisdorgan, Lispole, County Kerry.

The delay in erecting the kiosk at Lisdorgan has been due to a shortage of kiosk structures.

241.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when an additional telephone line will be provided for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16.

It is expected that an additional line will be provided within about a year.

242.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 20.

It is expected that service will be provided during the latter half of this year.

It had been expected that necessary engineering work to enable service to be provided would be completed earlier. Regrettably this was not possible because of the need to divert staff to more urgent work requiring priority attention.

243.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the number of applicants waiting for the provision of a telephone service in the Monastery Rise area of Clondalkin, County Dublin; and when service will be provided.

There are five applicants awaiting telephone service at Monastery Rise, Clondalkin, County Dublin. It is expected that service will be provided during this year.

244.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the reason for the delay in making Killorglin telephone exchange, County Kerry, automatic and the reason all the technicians working on it were recently transferred to Limerick.

It is expected that Killorglin telephone exchange will be converted to automatic working on 9 March 1983. It had been hoped to effect the change-over in late 1982 but it did not prove possible to meet that forecast partly because of unavoidable delay in completing a related transmission system in Tralee and also because of the heavy overall work load in the Kerry area.

None of the staff who have any remaining involvement with the Killorglin project has been transferred to Limerick or to any other location.

246.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be repaired for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 as her telephone has been out of order since November last.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if no further action will be taken against a person (details supplied) in County Galway who refuses to pay his telephone account until he gets a satisfactory telephone service.

This subscriber's service is withdrawn for non-payment of the accounts for the last two quarters of 1982. Service will be restored on payment of the full sum outstanding. There is no record of any complaint from the subscriber regarding his service.

249.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when the telephone exchange at Peterswell, County Galway, will be automated.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Wexford.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin who requires it urgently for business purposes.

It has not been possible to trace an application bearing the name and address quoted. If the Deputy can furnish additional information, e.g., when and where the application was made, further efforts will be made to trace it.