« BackCeann Trá postmaster says post offices are at breaking point

Postmasters are to hold an emergency meeting in Dublin tomorrow to decide on a course of action in securing the future of the post office network.

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Members of the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) say they’re frustrated at the apparent lack of commitment by the Government.

They say promises to deliver government services within the network – such as motor tax – have not progressed.

The removal of Department of Social Protection cheque payments from the network has also been criticised.

IPU South West spokesperson Seamus Ó Luing says the union was involved in the post office network renewal working group.

The Ceann Trá postmaster said meaningful action on post offices is urgent as many offices are at breaking point.