Saturday March 28, 2020

Fears for survival of hundreds of post offices

Postmasters who turned down redundancy deal will not have enough customers for contract

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

2nd September, 2018

TDs fear that 210 post offices with very low levels of businesses will be quietly closed in the coming years, in a further shrinking of the post office network.

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to be quizzed this week at the Oireachtas communications committee about the decision to shut 159 post offices through a €8 million voluntary redundancy scheme.

These postmasters decided to stay on, but they won’t have enough customer activity to justify signing the...

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