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Tralee Post OfficeKerry TD, John Brassil has criticised the Government for failing to protect, and enhance, the Post Office network.

The Fianna Fáil TD said that the new administration has done nothing to address the situation, and postmasters across Kerry are fearful for their futures.

He added that for years the Government has deflected from the issue by commissioning reports and establishing working groups, but that it is time for action.

Mr Brassil said that the Government’s suggestion that social welfare payments should be paid electronically will be a death knell for post offices.

His comments come as the Irish Postmasters Union said recently, that one in 10 post offices could close in the next year if commitments to support and enhance the network are not made.