An Post to consider public submissions ahead of decision on post offices

An Post says it will look carefully at all of the submissions made on the future of two post offices in the region.

Campaigners who met management of An Post in Ballygawley today say the meeting was ‘robust’ and positive.

The public consultation process is now finished for Ballygawley but people still have the chance to give their view on the future of Blacklion Post office, county Cavan.

An Post will make a decision on the future of the post office in county Sligo within the next three to four weeks.

That’s according to Ballygawley Post Office campaigners who met with managment of An Post this morning.

They have described the meeting as ‘robust’ but ‘positive’, however, a decision is unlikely to be made before Christmas.

A spokesperson for An Post told Ocean FM News today that they will not comment further until they have fully assessed the situation.

A number of factors have to be taken into account including how much the post office is used, the network in general including the proximity of other local post offices.

Ballygawley now serves the Ballintogher, Sooey, Gleann, Geevagh and Carraroe areas.

Campaigner Thomas Walsh attended today’s meeting with An Post which ended in the last hour:

Meanwhile a Councillor in Cavan is calling for An Post to retender the Blacklion service without delay.

Fianna Fail Councillor John Paul Feely says while he feels the public consultation process is a sham and really just an excuse for An Post to close these facilities, he says people have to take responsibility and use it as well: