Government commitment to Post Office Network is about to be tested – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the Rural Independents Group will be using its Private Members time on Wednesday next to table a Motion on the future of the Post Office Network. Deputy McGrath went on to say that the Motion will be an opportunity for Government to definitively commit to the revitalisation and […]

MEP Slams Government “Publicity Stunt” On Rural Ireland

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said that this week’s Government announcement of funding through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme goes nowhere near addressing the needs of rural Ireland and will be seen by many communities as a mere publicity stunt. Matt Carthy said: “I welcome this belated Government acknowledgement that urgent and special […]

Rural Post-Offices Under Continuing Threat

Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin has hit out at the latest moves to shift social welfare payments to banks, away from local post offices. He says this has the potential to put many of the remaining post offices out of business. Cllr Browne said: “at a time when some post offices are struggling to […]

Rural Post Offices Need Government Support – Carthy

The Sinn Féin member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee, Matt Carthy, has welcomed the report authored by Bobby Kerr which includes a recommendation that isolated post offices across the state should receive up to €20,000 a year in government subsidies to stay alive. However Mr. Carthy said that the survival of […]

Post Office Proposals Another Attack On Rural Ireland – Martin Lonergan

Independent Local Election candidate for the Cahir/Clonmel Area, and a member of the Board of Muintir na Tíre, Martin Lonergan has condemned the proposed new partnership between An Post and Tesco which he feels will destroy the Irish Post Office network if it proceeds.   “This proposal, if it proceeds, will remove another basic service […]

Post Offices Must Expand Range of Services – IFA

Reacting to the publication by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communication of a report examining the future of the Post Office network, IFA Deputy President and Countryside spokesman, Eddie Downey, has called on An Post to develop a wider range of services and products to better meet customer requirements.   Mr Downey said, […]