Post Mortem: Rural post offices are closing all over the country

As communities and the wellbeing of their people are threatened what can be done to halt the tide of ‘streamlining’?

13th September, 2015
James Brennan at Bilboa Post Office, Co Carlow. PIcture: Dylan Vaughan

The air is close in the assembly hall of Scoil Chríost Rí in Bilboa, Co Carlow. The occupants of rows of grey chairs sit facing a microphone on a polished school desk. There’s standing room only as Bilboa fires its first shot in the battle for rural Ireland.

Faced with the potential closure of its local post office, the ‘Save Bilboa Post Office Campaign’ has gathered angry voices from the...

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