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Extended welfare contract to keep post offices open

Network is heavily dependent on the €54 million it receives annually to make payments

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

11th December, 2016

The government is set to extend An Post’s social welfare contract by a further year to stave off the prospect of up to 700 post office closures.

The post office network is heavily dependent on the €54 million it receives annually to pay out the state pension and other social welfare benefits in cash to customers.

But the contract is due to expire at the end of this month - and customers are increasingly...

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