McGrath calls on Fianna Fáil to step up to the plate and intervene on proposed rural Post Office closures

Independent TD for Tipperary, Mattie McGrath has called on the Tipperary Fianna Fáil TD, Jackie Cahill and the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party to intervene on plans by An Post to close up to eight Post Offices in rural parts of Tipperary.    Commenting on the confirmation today that up to eight Post Offices are to […]

Future of Post Office debate descended into political farce – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described an emergency Dáil debate on the future of the rural Post Office Network as utterly shambolic and shameful. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he and three other Dáil deputies submitted the matter for Topical Issue debate yesterday: “Given the gravity of the threat and indeed the potential fallout for […]

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 Deputy McGrath was speaking as Charlie Weston, writing in today’s Irish Independent, reveals that the government’s unpublished review of the future strategy for An Post is understood to recommend the closure […]

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 […]