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There is renewed concern about the future of rural post offices. A new report by accounting firm Grant Thornton says €17m investment is needed to save the postal network. The report is predicting major revenue losses for the sector and says that unless the government intervenes, there will be further…

The future of the post office network has been debated in the Dáil this afternoon. TDs from across the country raised concerns over the viability of the network and what the Government should be doing in terms of enhancing services to ensure its long term survival during the pandemic and…

There’s been a broad local welcome for the news that post offices are to return to weekly social welfare payments. The payments had been made on a fortnightly-basis since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The return to weekly-payments will come into effect at the end of the month or…

A warning has been issued by postmasters that the future of many rural post offices could be at risk  unless the Department of Social Protection brings all social welfare payments back to a weekly collection. Manorhamilton Municipal District County Councillor Mary Bohan runs the local post office in Drumkeeran in…

Sligo municipal district councillors have unanimously called for an inquiry to be carried out into how reviews are being done on submissions from people who want to keep rural post offices open in their areas. Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy proposed at yesterday’s meeting of the councillors in Sligo Town…

The Minister for Rural Affairs has come under fire for rehashing statistics from the Ireland 2040 plan in an effort to justify the closure of rural post offices. Minister Michael Ring was asked by Sinn Fein Sligo Leitrim TD Martin Kenny to urge An Post to change the criteria it’s…