Postmasters Union not happy with new online passport service

The union representing post masters has described a new service allowing adults to renew passports online as “another nail in the coffin” for post offices.

The online system will mean only children and first-time applicants will still have to apply for their passports through the post.

It’s one of the issues that will be raised this morning when the Postmasters’ Union meets with the Minister for Regional Development, Michael Ring, to discuss the future of Irish post offices.

General Secretary of the union, Ned O’Hara, says post offices will lose out because of the online passport renewal scheme: