Local postmasters voice opposition to plans to tender contract for TV licenses

Local postmasters are voicing their opposition to plans to tender the contract for the renewal of TV Licences.

The Irish Postmasters’ Union say the collection of TV Licence fees is worth three million euro to the network annually – and very important business for Post Offices.

If this business is lost, the IPU are warning it would place hundreds more Post Offices at risk of closing.

IPU spokesperson for the western region Seona O’ Fagan says it’s a significant part of their business.

Ms O’ Fagan says people like the convenience of being able to pay off their TV Licence in instalments at their local post office.