Maugherow PO campaigners among those at Dublin protest, Dail discussion

Those campaigning against post office closures in the north west are on their way to Dublin for a protest march and a discussion on the issue in the Dail.

Seventeen post offices are due to close in County Donegal, with about six in Sligo and four in Leitrim.

Those travelling to Dublin will take take part in a march at 2 o’clock from Trinity College to Dail, where a Sinn Fein motion on the proposed closures is scheduled to be discussed this evening at 8 o clock.

Among those travelling to Dublin is a group from Maugherow in North Sligo, where local residents want to keep a post office in their area, after the local Ballinfull office was closed on August 22nd.

Our reporter Harry Keaney spoke to them this morning as they got ready to board their bus for Dublin:

A Sligo Sinn Fein councillor says those heading from the region to Dublin for the march and Dail discussion are taking ‘a stand for rural Ireland.’

Cllr Thomas Healy has travelled with the group from Maugherow.

He has been telling Ocean FM News what his party hopes its Dail motion will achieve:

Sligo People Before Profit campaigner Nigel Gallagher, who also travelled on the bus to Dublin with the group from Maugherow, says they will be particularly watching how opposition TDs vote this evening: