Up To 200 Post Offices At Risk Of Closure

200 Post Offices At Risk Of Closure

Postmasters have warned that up to 200 post offices are likely to close over the next 18 months without new State financial support.

The Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) has told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks that up to 25% of the entire postmaster network could be gone in the next year.

General secretary of the IPU Ned O’Hara has said that, as more postmasters retire, the service will become “non-existent”.

It is believed that committee members across all parties backed proposals for the introduction of State financial support or a public service obligation payment.


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