Representatives of the Irish Postmasters’ Union have told Kerry County Councillors the post office network is fighting for its very survival.
The group said the Government’s epayments scheme is the biggest threat to the network.
They are calling for post offices to be recognised as a national asset, secure the role of the Post Office in delivering social welfare payments and fund a standard bank account through the network.
They are also calling for a comprehensive commercial review of the network, which includes over 40 branches in Kerry.
Councillors pledged to support the six point plan and highlighted the importance of post offices especially in rural areas.