Post Offices need to be a ‘Public Service Obligation’ according to Sligo Councillor

There is a warning more Post Office across Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal will close unless the government intervenes.

The Irish Postmaster’s Union’s General Secretary, Ned O’Hara, says 200 post offices around the country face closure in the next 12 to 18 months if there are no financial supports by June.

Sligo Sinn Fein Councillor, Thomas Healy has actively campaigned to save Post Offices in towns and villages around the county.

He says Post Offices need to fall under the banner of a Public Service Obligation which would mean the service would be funded through a levy ensuring it’s survival as a necessity.

Speaking to OceanFM News, Councillor Healy says a number of Post Offices have already closed in Co. Sligo alone since 2011.