Post office closures are the last full stop on 20th century living

Post office closures are the last full stop on 20th century living
159 post offices face closure. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Let’s be practical: romantic Irish notions of cailíns at the crossroads, donkeys in every field and a post office in every village do not exist, because we no longer live our lives in this way

Government departments routinely send out county lists, normally with details of grants or funding for sports centres, health centres, roads, schools. They are always awaited with great anticipation by local TDs who will make the best out of the list, even when the list is the opposite of what they hoped.

But, beware of lists; they do not always come bearing gifts, as with this week’s long-postponed and much dreaded list of An Post’s...

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