An Postal services disrupted by staffing shortages

An Post says deliveries in some rural areas are being impacted by staffing shortages.


The company says a spike in Covid-related absences has placed a “temporary strain” on its resources.


It says the worst impact’s being felt across its mails and parcels network, and at some Post Offices, with some having to temporarily shut.


Leitrim Councillor Mary Bohan operates the local post office in Drumkeerin


She says in the event of post offices shutting down Social welfare benefit payments will be transferred to a neighbouring office for those affected.