A Kerry postmaster says new terms and conditions offered by An Post may make future operation untenable.
Ballymacelligott postmaster Brendan Mannix says these new terms – which include staying open from 9am to 5pm with no break – are onerous.
This, he said, may be unworkable for rural post-offices which close for lunch and don’t have staff to cover.
There are around 40 post offices in Kerry – of that figure, up to 26 post offices are understood to have been offered exit packages while others have offered new contracts.
Speaking in a personal capacity, Mr Mannix said the contracts offered by An Post have broader implications for the future of owner-occupied post offices: