Can An Post be saved?

An Post’s new chief executive David McRedmond will have to make some hard decisions to reverse the fortunes of the post office network

5th March, 2017
Hundreds of local post offices have closed in the past decade

In the weeks before Christmas, hundreds of people signed a petition urging An Post to keep the post office in Ballygawley, Co Sligo open.

It was a familiar story, another threat to another rural community – communities already reeling from the closure of Garda stations and pubs.

An Post has closed down close to 300 outlets over the past decade, mainly in rural areas. But a network of about 1,100 post offices still remains...

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