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A Leitrim Postmistress says funding announced to safeguard the future of Post Offices will not be enough to compensate for reduced footfall and the rising costs associated with running a post office.   Postmasters are set to received 30 million euro in funding to help save them from closure.  …

A rural TD says Post Offices should be used as a place for older people and those without internet to access forms such as the National Drivers License Service. Independent Deputy, Michael Fitzmaurice, says the current procedure for renewing a license is ‘unfriendly’ to the older population. An online form…

A Sligo Leitrim TD has given her support in the Dáil to a proposal brought forward by the group of Regional TD’s to sustain the post offices network.   Independent TD Marian says that Postmasters facing a significant drop in their income.   Speaking on the matter in the Dáil…

A Donegal TD is accusing the government and Central banks of placing roadblocks in the way of Post Offices and Credit Unions that are looking to provide a financial service to many rural communities following the closure of several bank branches in the north west.   The matter was raised…

There’s celebrations in Ballymote, Co Sligo, today, with the opening of a new post office premises in the town. It’s in the Kane’s SuperValu store. For generations, the post office had operated from a building across the road from SuperValu, on the top of The Rock, in Ballymote. Kane’s SuperValu…

Gardaí have arrested a man in his early 60s in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a post office in Clonmany. The incident occurred on November 11th shortly after 5pm when a man entered the post office. He produced what was believed to be a handgun and demanded money.…

The switch to fortnightly social welfare payments has led to post offices losing a quarter of their business.   The Irish Postmasters’ Union says transactions were down 25 per cent in August compared to the same month last year.   Some social welfare payments, including disability allowance, are still being…