Postmistress to step-down as ‘Brexit’ halves her business in local post office

The future of another small rural post office in the north west is under threat – this time as a direct result of Brexit according to the local postmistress.

The current post-mistress in the border village of Blacklion Dymphna Stewart says her business has halved since the Brexit vote mainly due to the fluctuations in sterling.

As a result she has confirmed that will step down in February.

An Post has confirmed to Ocean FM News that tenders are now being sought for the running of the service which will otherwise close on the 19th of December.

It follows a campaign which is ongoing in Ballygawley in Co. Sligo where the local community is still fighting to keep the post office there open.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Dymphna Stewart says there is no point in her carrying on in the role at present: