« BackPostmasters call for post-offices to become Government service hubs

The Irish Postmasters’ Union wants post offices to become a Government services hub for payment, application, identity verification and advice.

They also want to deliver remote health checks with hospital and GP link up via technology, become a drop off point for medical prescriptions, a local transport service hub and tourist information point.

Under new proposals, the union is also calling for post office staff be allowed become Peace Commissioners.

Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) General Secretary Ned O’Hara with South and Mid West spokesman Seámus O’Luing protesting at the Department of Social Protection, claiming that Department policy is trying to shut Post Offices down. Postmasters are calling for all Government Departments to secure the future of the Network by making greater use of Post Offices for core social, financial and citizen services.

IPU Executive member and South West Spokesperson Seamus Ó Luing said now is the time to act to secure the future of the post office in rural Ireland:


The Ceann Trá postmaster says instilling post-offices as a primary delivery mechanism for Government services will inevitably help rural and economic regeneration.