Calling time on the talking clock

Sir, – Have you heard that the talking clock at 1191 is to stop on August 27th?

I don’t know about you but I have always used it as the first port of call when I need an accurate reading of the time. It has always been most reliable.

Who has decided, I wonder, to get rid of it?

Have the consequences of time-lapses occurring incrementally on clock faces all over the nation been considered?


“The Voice” says, “Please note that the speaking clock will no longer be available from Monday, August 27th, 2018.”

I can hear Victor Meldrew’s “I don’t believe it!” echoing down the hallways.

Call 1191 and hear it for yourself. – Yours, etc,


Dublin 13.