Despite years of campaigning, nothing concrete from government on future of post offices

Despite years of campaigning during which post offices throughout Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal have closed, there is still no plan from government to ensure the viability of the post office network in rural areas, such as the north west.

The Irish Post Masters’ Union is now hoping for a meeting with government representatives before the end of this month.

The IPU says services that could be provided offline in post offices include motor tax and licences renewals, registrations, identity verification, community information provision, IT/office hub, and simply advising and people people with queries.

General Secretary of the IPU Ned O Hara has been telling Ocean FM News what the up-to-date situation is in the long-running effort to secure the future of post offices.