Donegal Councillor accuses government of ‘hypocrisy’ in closing post offices

A Donegal councillor has accused the government of ‘hypocrisy’ by closing post offices in what is Blian na Gaeilge, or the year in which Irish is to be promoted.

Cllr. Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easpuig says the language cannot be preserved unless communities are kept alive.

He was speaking in advance of a public meeting tomorrow Wednesday in Gweedore, Co Donegal, a county in which 17 post offices are due to close.

Cllr. Mac Giolla Easbuig says basic services such as post offices are essential if rural communities are to stay alive.