An Post ignoring Councils Thurles Shopping Centre Enforcement Letter – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that An Post are displaying an unacceptable disregard for county planning laws after it emerged that a warning and Enforcement Letter (attached) was issued against Thurles Shopping Centre development over its non-compliance with a number of conditions related to its planning permission. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the matter […]

Post Office Deal Must Not Become Trojan Horse For Pillar Banks – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that serious question remain about the long term implications of the proposed deal between An Post and the Irish Postmasters Union (IPU). Deputy McGrath was speaking ahead of a potentially transformative vote on the matter when IPU members met to discuss the planned agreement: “There are many aspects of […]

Competition For BuddingTipperary Artists,Illustrators And designersto design Unique Gift Card

The search for Tipperary’s up-and-coming creatives is on as One4all, Ireland’s leading gift card company, launches its annual ‘Design a Gift Card’ competition. Now entering its fifth year, the competition gives artists across the country the incredible opportunity to get national exposure for their designs. The winning design will be turned into a gift card […]

Post Office Closures Will Irreparably Damage Rural Communities – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said reports that up to 80 Post Offices’ are to be shut down is a bombshell for rural Ireland. Deputy McGrath was speaking as Charlie Weston, writing in today’s Irish Independent, reveals that the government’s unpublished review of the future strategy for An Post is understood to recommend the closure […]

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 […]

Dail Motion to protect Post Office Network-Seamus Healy TD

Statement by Seamus Healy TD    I will be proposing a private members motion in the Dáil in the coming week. The motion which is supported by independent deputies, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil is designed to protect and strengthen the network of  post offices. The motion will be debated for 1.5 hours beginning at 7.30pm on next […]

Report predicts loss of 557 Post Offices in Tipperary and across the country

A report commissioned by the Irish Postmasters’ Union from Grant Thornton has found that if the social welfare contract is lost to An Post some 557 Post Offices nationwide would close down.   The report, launched at a briefing for Oireachtas members and the media in Dublin, today found that by 2017 there would be […]

Survival of Post Office Network Depends on Increased Services – IFA

IFA Deputy President & Countryside spokesman Eddie Downey has called for a full review of the existing services offered by post offices and an improvement in the product offering, in order to safeguard the long-term viability of many post offices.   In a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, which is […]

Chocolates for Chernobyl – Have a heart, Buy a heart, This Valentines.

Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates have come on board with Chernobyl Children International. CCI will be launching a new campaign during Valentine’s Week selling chocolate hearts to raise vital funds for CCI’s Child Cardiac Surgery Programme. By buying these chocolates which will retail at €2, you will be supporting a very worthwhile cause. Keep an eye out […]

28% of Irish Consumers Have No Money Left After Bills Each Month‏

Despite a high level of confidence and faith in institutions, consumers are still feeling the pressure of the economic downturn and according to latest research from Mintel’s flagship report, Irish lifestyles,28% of Irish consumers say that they have no money left after paying bills each month. According to Mintel’s research, 38% of Irish consumers worry […]

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