Kerry’s post office network won’t survive if social protection transactions are taken away from post offices.
That’s according to executive member of the Irish Postmasters’ Union and Ceann Trá postmaster Seamus Ó Luing.
A letter was issued this week by the Department of Social Protection requesting recipients’ bank details.
According to the IPU, social protection transactions account for 30% of all post office business and an estimated 50%, when spin off transactions are included.
Seamus Ó Luing of Ventry Post Office said post offices won’t survive if these transactions are taken away:
He claims the letters received this week are misleading as recipients can still opt for cheque to bring to their local post office: